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Almond Crusted Crab Cakes #dinner #MINDDiet

Almond Crusted Crab Cakes

  • Author: Tara Deal Rochford
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Almond crusted crab cakes are packed with protein and can be served on a bun, lettuce, on a slaw or salad mix, or with Greek yogurt for dipping. They come together quickly too!



1/2 cup sliced unsalted almonds

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt, divided

12 ounces lump crab meat or imitation crab

2 large eggs 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs (gluten free if necessary)

1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley leaves

Zest and juice of 1/2 medium lemon

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Place the almonds and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until they resemble crumbs; transfer to a shallow dish.
  2. Place the crab meat, eggs, breadcrumbs, parsley, lemon zest and juice, Dijon mustard, oregano, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper in the food processor. Pulse until a paste forms.
  3. Form the crab mixture into eight patties, then dredge them in the almond crumbs so all sides are covered.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Working in two batches, cook the patties for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until the exterior is browned and crispy and the patties are firm.
  5. Store the crab cakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat them by toasting under the broiler until hot.


Cooking Tip: You can also bake the crab cakes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 to 12 minutes.

Low FODMAP: if you use gluten free breadcrumbs, this recipe uses ingredients in low FODMAP amounts.

  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: seafood


  • Serving Size: 1 crab cake
  • Calories: 251
  • Sodium: 594 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 191 mg

Keywords: crab, crab cakes, almonds, gluten free, mind diet, dinner, meal, seafood