Crab Cakes

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Serving Size: 4


  • 1 lb crab meat
  • 4 servings Melba toast, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • Cayenne to taste
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl combine all ingredients and form into 8 small crab cakes.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Spray with coconut oil spray.
  4. Cook the crab cakes for 3-4 minutes on each side.
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14 thoughts on “Crab Cakes

  1. Diane

    Just a thought – when I make crab cakes at home I usually bake them in a muffin tin sprayed with cooking spray. Portion control and baked (375 deg 20-30 min). I would probably reduce the cooking time to 10 to 18 min since this doesn’t have mayo or eggs in it. I look forward to trying this recipe – baked!

  2. Toni Post author

    Karrie, because these patties don’t have egg in them to bind them together you have to be extra careful when you turn them. One reader suggested spraying the inside of a muffin tin with Pam, pressing the crabcake inside, and then baking for about 15-20 minutes. This is probably much easier, so I’m going to add this tip to my recipe.

  3. Kat

    Instead of using a muffin tin, I put mine on my George Foreman Grill. Although they don’t “stick” together when I put them on the grill, they are perfect little patties in about 4-5 minutes!

  4. Connie

    I made these tonight for my dinner. Very tasty, but they did fall apart easily. Instead of using the Cayenne, I used some lemon pepper.
    Usually I made crab cakes with Old Bay. Just a little getting used to.

    Thank you Toni for your awesome recipes!

  5. Toni Post author

    You’re welcome, Connie. I really need to add the instructions that one reader suggested, making them in muffin tins.

  6. Connie

    I will try making them in my mini muffin tin too! Great idea!!! They could be “Poppers” and make me think I am eating more than I am . (LOL)

    I am making your Artichoke soup. I will comment on that recipe in a few.

    Thanks again Toni

  7. Toni Post author

    Connie, a mini muffin tin is a great idea. Nothing wrong with fooling yourself every now and then!

  8. Maria

    Well, I must admit I’m new on HCG diet, I started a week ago and found this recipe…. I tried and added one egg white per pound of crab meat and made adjustment for protein count. Is this OK… I’ll see if this affects my weight loss… Also I can not find Melba and used grissini breadsticks….probably less of what I needed, but still these crab cakes are great!!!! Thanks

  9. Toni Post author

    See how it affects your losses, Maria. You didn’t find the melbas in the cracker section of your grocery store>

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