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gluten-free, dairy-free delectable crab cakes

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I have always loved crab cakes. Making them gluten-free was a goal of mine and I am so excited to share this recipe with you.

Simple ingredients cooked well is the secret to these delectable crab cakes.

Serve with our Remoulade Sauce (see recipe below), Tartar Sauce, or Cocktail Sauce. Better yet, serve them all and let your guests decide which one they like best.

Recipe notes:

  • You can make your own bread crumbs! Break gluten-free bread into small pieces, spread on a baking sheet, and bake in a 350-degree oven until they are toasty but not too browned. Remove from the oven and let cool. Add the bread to a food processor and pulse until fine. Add to storage bags and store in the freezer.
  • If you aren’t making your own bread crumbs, check out Aleia’s, Ian’s, 4C, or Schar. If you buy the plain version, you can always add Italian seasonings or other herbs to them, so you will have more versatility.

discover. cook. enjoy.

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Delectable Crab Cakes

Simple ingredients and tons of flavor make these crab cakes irresistible and delicious.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 239 kcal

Suggested Tools

12" Oven-Proof Skillet (cast iron)
Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons

The Ingredients

  • 1 lb lump crabmeat, jumbo
  • 1 egg, large, beaten
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise, best foods or hellman's
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs, gluten-free of course! Aleia's, Ian's, Schar, all make good bread crumbs. Use plain, not Italian.
  • 2 tbsp Italian parsley, chopped fine
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste
  • lemom, for garnish

The Process

Mise en Place

  • Gather all your ingredients. Pick through the crab and remove any shells you find.
  • Measure out the mayo, Dijon, Worcestershire, Old Bay, and bread crumbs. Finely chop the parsley. Beat the egg.


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayo, egg, dijon, Old Bay, and Worcestershire.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the crab, bread crumbs and parsley.
  • Fold the wet mixture into the crab mixture.

Form and Cook the Cakes

  • Form the crab mixture into 12 patties. Heat the sunflower oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cakes but do not crowd the pan. You will need to cook the crab cakes in two to three batches depending on the size of your pan.
  • Cook until golden and crispy on one side, flip and cook until the other side is golden and crispy. Remove from the pan and place on a paper towel to absorb some of the oil. Sprinkle with Kosher salt, and lemon. Cook the next batch of cakes.


  • Serve with remoulade, tartar or cocktail sauce (or all three!).



Calories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 17gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 902mgPotassium: 226mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 192IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 2mg
Keyword crab, crab cakes, seafood
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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Tangy and Luscious Remoulade Sauce

A subsitute for tartar sauce, this full-flavored seafood sauce is especially good with crab cakes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 145 kcal

Suggested Tools

Mixing Bowl Set
Measuring Spoons

The Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise, Best Foods or Hellmen's
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp whole grain mustard
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp Sriracha Sauce, more if you like heat
  • 1/8 tsp tarragon, dried
  • 2 tsp capers, rough chopped
  • 1 tsp Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 scallion, green part only, finely sliced
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste

The Process

Mise en Place

  • Gather all your ingredients. Chop the capers and place them in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Finely chop the parsley and add to the mixing bowl. Slice the scallion and place the mixing bowl.

Measure, Mix, and Finish

  • Measure and mix the rest of the ingredients and add them to the mixing bowl. Add kosher salt and pepper to taste. Cover and place in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to meld, or eat it right away! Store covered in the fridge for up to one week.


Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 173mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 33IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
Keyword capers, cocktail sauce, mayo, mayonnaise
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