Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend."
-Zenna Schaffer, Author

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Searing foods requires a good non-stick pan at a very high heat and a small amount of oil.


Crab Cakes

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 2 crab cakes

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied. The uncooked crab cakes do not keep well past 24 hours. Cooked crab cakes will make good sandwiches the next day.

Serve with Roasted Potatoes or Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Roasted Corn on the Cob or Healthy French Fries or Yam Home Fries or Yam Home Fries - Low Sodium Version or Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes - Low Sodium Version


Serve with Waldorf Salad or Roasted Beets or Roasted Acorn Squash or Pan Grilled Broccoli or Pan Grilled Asparagus or Herbed Zucchini

1 lb lump crabmeat
1/3 cup low-sodium saltine crackers
1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp shallot (minced)
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 large egg white
1 rib celery (diced)
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Pick over crabmeat removing any shell.

Break the saltines into about 1/4 inch pieces.

Fold the crabmeat together with the crumbled saltines. Add Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, shallot, mustard, egg white, celery, lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt and pepper.

Fold together gently until well blended. Be careful to not break up the crabmeat too much.

Form into 8 cakes and chill. This can be made up to 12 hours in advance.

Preheat the oven to 400° F.

Place the oil in a large non-stick skillet over high heat until the oil is almost smoking.

Place cakes in the hot oil and cook over medium-high heat for about three minutes until brown. Turn and cook for about 2 minutes. Place in hot oven. Cook for another 9 - 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 crab cakes

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 168 Calories from Fat 55
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 9%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 491mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 11% Iron 8%
Vitamin K 13 mcg Potassium 430 mg
Magnesium 42 mg