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Two plates filled with paleo crab cakes, red cabbage slaw, and lemon wedges.
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Paleo Crab Cakes (Whole30, Keto)

These crab cakes, which I affectionately nicknamed “Paleo Krabby Patties,” are crispy on the outside and packed with tender crab on the inside! Because there’s no breadcrumb filler, the crab shines through. Trust me: no one will miss the gluten!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Chilling time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto, low carb, nom nom paleo, nomnompaleo, seafood, Whole30
Servings: 4
Calories: 377kcal



  • Toss the drained crab meat in a large bowl with the coconut flour, scallions, seafood seasoning, and Paleo mayonnaise.
  • Gently combine everything with a rubber spatula. Add salt and pepper to taste, and gently fold in the egg.
  • Form the crab mixture into 8 crab cakes, about ~¾ inch thick, and place them on a parchment-lined plate. Cover the plate and chill the cakes in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to a day to firm them up.
  • When you’re ready to fry the crab cakes, take the crab cakes out of the fridge and fill a shallow plate with coconut flour.
  • Lightly coat the crab cakes with coconut flour and gently pat off the excess coconut flour. Place the coated crab cakes on a parchment paper lined platter.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add your cooking fat of choice when the pan is hot.
  • Fry the cakes in a single layer for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crunchy on the outside.
  • Transfer the crab cakes to a paper towel lined platter or a wire rack to drain the fat. Repeat steps until all the crab cakes are finished cooking.
  • Serve the patties with lemon wedges and Red Cabbage Slaw with Tangy Carrot Ginger Dressing!
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Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 26g | Fiber: 6g