Keto Crab Cakes

Recipe posted in: Lunch/Dinner

Try our keto friendly take on the classic crab cake. Served over avocado and green lettuce, this seafood dish is fresh and flavorful.

There’s no reason to be crabby on a diet when you have a recipe this good! Almond flour takes the place of breadcrumbs so that this tasty cake fits into your low carb meal plan. Onions, bell peppers and Old Bay seasoning add major flavor to the sweet lump crab meat. You can serve these cakes over a salad or with a side of your favorite grilled veggies.

Create your cakes by mixing together lump crab meat, diced onions, almond flour, diced red peppers, an egg, mayonnaise and Old Bay seasoning in a bowl. Form four equal sized patties out of your mixture. Next, heat a skillet on medium and melt some butter. Fry each crab cake in the skillet for about four minutes per side until they are golden brown. Serve your crab cakes on plate or bowl with two cups of green lettuce, half of an avocado and one tablespoon of tartar sauce.

One serving of these keto friendly Crab Cakes contain 350 calories and counts as two Healthy Fats, one Protein and two Vegetable servings on the South Beach Diet program. Keeping track of your meals and snacks can help you reach your weight loss goals. Make sure to log this recipe in the South Beach Diet Tracker App!

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Servings: 4

Nutrition Information

  • 2 Healthy Fat
  • 1 Protein
  • 2 Vegetables


  • 8 oz. lump crab meat
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2.5 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, for frying
  • 4 Tbsp. tartar sauce, divided
  • 2 medium avocados, divided
  • 8 cups green lettuce


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together crab meat, onions, red pepper, almond flour, egg, mayonnaise and Old Bay seasoning.
  2. Make 4 equal patties from crab-mixture and set aside.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add butter to skillet and allow it to melt.
  4. Fry each crab cake for about 4 minutes per side until golden brown.
  5. Serve each crab cake with 2 cups of green lettuce, 1/2 avocado and 1 tablespoon of tartar sauce.