Vegan Crab Cakes

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These low calorie, low carb, gluten free, and vegan Crab Cakes will amaze you and all your friends with how good they are. Eat them like you would traditionally, add them to your meal preps, as a dinner side, or even as a creative sandwich filling.

Vegan Crab Cakes

Jackfruit is an amazing medium for creating recipes. An entire can only has 100 calories, which means you don't have to worry about how much you use (within reason, of course). It also means for recipes like Vegan Crab Cakes, which taste best fried (I tried baking and air-frying and it was NOT up to my standards), you can feel a bit better about the extra oil. Also try more jackfruit recipes, like BBQ Jackfruit Wraps, BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches, and Vegan Jackfruit Stew.

Vegan Crab Cakes

I have also used hearts of palm in a few other recipes. They are another versatile vegetable just begging to be added to a multitude of recipes. Hearts of palm are very delicate, whereas jackfruit still has a bit of bite. In my opinion, a mix of the two is perfect for seafood replication. However, you could use one or the other for this vegan crab cake recipe.

I added some gluten free all purpose flour to the mixture (I used Krusteaz, found at Walmart or Amazon), and coated each cake in flour and cornstarch. When making vegan gluten free crab cakes, there's no eggs or wheat flour to act as a binder. I found that they tasted delicious, but mostly fell right apart when fried. The one or two that didn't fall apart, soaked up all the oil and became disgustingly soggy.

Another option is Trader Joe's Rice Crumbs, which were a wonderful replacement for traditional breadcrumbs. However, this is not accessible to a lot of people, and I haven't found a similar product in more widespread stores like Walmart, Publix, Whole Foods, etc.

How To Make Crab Cakes?

Add all the ingredients for the cakes, except for flour and water, to a food processor. Process until jackfruit and hearts of palm are cut into flaky pieces. Dump into a bowl and add flour and water. Mix well.

At this point, you can put this away in your fridge and fry as needed for up to three days.

In a shallow bowl, mix flour and cornstarch. Shape crab cake mixture into patty, dip each side into flour mixture. Fry on medium-low heat until each side is brown, about 3 minutes per side.

What To Serve With Crab Cakes?

A few options I would recommend are Vegan Coleslaw, Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, Mexican Street Corn, and Oven Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes.





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Nutrition

Energy:
102 kcal / 426 kJ
Fat:
4 g
Protein:
2 g
Carbs:
15 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
10 min
Cooking:
10 min
Ready in:
20 min
For:
8 Servings

Ingredients

Crab Cake Ingredients

Coating For Frying

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients for the cakes, except for flour and water, to a food processor. Process until jackfruit and hearts of palm are cut into flaky pieces.
  2. Dump into a bowl and add flour and water. Mix well.
  3. At this point, you can put this away in your fridge and fry as needed for up to three days.
  4. In a shallow bowl, mix flour and cornstarch. Shape crab cake mixture into patty, dip each side into flour mixture. Fry on medium-low heat until each side is brown, about 3 minutes per side.

Dev Marie

Hi there, I’m Dev, a Jersey girl now residing in Florida, and a first generation Jamaican immigrant. As a passionate foodie adventurist, I love to create comfort dishes using exotic ingredients from all over the world.

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