Carnivore Crab Cakes

These crab cakes are not only tasty but also a perfect fit for those following a carnivore diet. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a delicious and satisfying meal that will leave you feeling great.

The combination of succulent crab meat, beaten egg, and a touch of gelatin powder creates a tender and flavorful patty that holds together perfectly during cooking.

Carnivore Crab Cakes

To add a subtle depth of flavor, I included small amounts of Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and Old Bay seasoning, which can be omitted for those following a strict carnivore regimen.

Fried in nourishing beef tallow or butter, these crab cakes are a quick and easy way to enjoy a protein-packed meal without compromising on taste.

Carnivore Crab Cakes Recipe

👍 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Bursting with Flavor- Despite its simplicity, this recipe packs a powerful punch of flavor. The combination of succulent crab meat, tangy Dijon mustard, savory Worcestershire sauce, and aromatic Old Bay seasoning creates a symphony of tastes.

Delightfully Simple- This carnivore crab cake recipe is incredibly easy to make, requiring only a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time. With just a few simple steps, you’ll have delicious crab cakes ready to enjoy in no time.

Perfect for Any Occasion- Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, a fancy appetizer for a dinner party, or a satisfying snack to enjoy on your own, these carnivore crab cakes are the perfect choice. 

Crab Cakes

✨ Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 can Crab Meat
  • 1 large Egg (beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon Gelatin Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard (read note)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce (read note)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (read note)
  • Optional: chopped Parsley for garnishing
  • Beef Tallow / Butter (for frying)

Note: While mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and Old Bay seasoning are not strictly carnivore-friendly, we are only using a tiny amount to add subtle flavor. For those who are not following a strict carnivore diet, using these seasonings in small quantities is perfectly fine.

Servings: 1

👨‍🍳 How To Make

Follow these steps to make the best carnivore crab cakes:

Step 1

Mix all the ingredients (expect the tallow / butter) together until well combined.

Step 2

Melt the beef tallow or butter in a skillet over medium heat.

Step 3

Form 2 patties from the mixture you created and place them in the skillet.

Step 4

Cook until the bottom side browns, then flip the patties. Cover the skillet with the lid and cook until the other side browns too.

Step 5

Remove the patties from the skillet, let them cool for a couple of minutes, and enjoy!

Crab Cakes Recipe

💡Tips

1. Achieving the Perfect Consistency

To ensure that your carnivore crab cakes have the perfect consistency and hold together well during cooking, it’s important to mix the ingredients thoroughly and form the patties correctly.

After combining all the ingredients (except the tallow or butter) in a bowl, use a fork gently mix everything until well combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can cause the crab meat to break apart and become mushy.

When forming the patties, use your hands to gently shape the mixture into two equal-sized cakes, pressing them together firmly to ensure they hold their shape.

2. Properly Draining the Crab Meat

Before mixing the crab meat with the other ingredients, it’s important to properly drain any excess liquid from the can or container. Excess moisture can make it difficult for the crab cakes to hold their shape and can also dilute the flavors of the other ingredients.

To drain the crab meat, place it in a fine-mesh strainer or colander and gently press down on it with the back of a spoon or your hand to remove any liquid. 

Carnivore Crab Cakes

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Ingredients
  • 1 can Crab Meat
  • 1 large Egg (beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon Gelatin Powder
  • 1 tablespoon  Dijon Mustard (read note)
  • 3/4 teaspoon  Worcestershire Sauce (read note)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (read note)
  • Optional: chopped Parsley for garnishing
  • Beef Tallow / Butter (for frying)
Instructions
  • Mix all the ingredients (expect the tallow / butter) together until well combined.
  • Melt the beef tallow or butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Form 2 patties from the mixture you created and place them in the skillet.
  • Cook until the bottom side browns, then flip the patties. Cover the skillet with the lid and cook until the other side browns too.
  • Remove the patties from the skillet, let them cool for a couple of minutes, and enjoy!
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Carnivore Crab Cakes

Notes

Note: While mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and Old Bay seasoning are not strictly carnivore-friendly, we are only using a tiny amount to add subtle flavor. For those who are not following a strict carnivore diet, using these seasonings in small quantities is perfectly fine.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 200kcal
Cost: $10

 

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