Low Carb Crab Cakes & Spicy Chipotle Aioli

Low Carb Crab CakesUgh, I hate the fact that crab is so expensive, even here in Oregon where we get the stuff as fresh as you can imagine.  I think these crab cakes should be a “treat meal” for a family of four or served as an appetizer for a special dinner party.

 

Muffin RingsIf you have ring molds they will certainly help in the making of these as anyone who has ever tried to form a crab cake will attest -they fall apart very easily.  I personally do not have these molds but I do have really old larger tuna cans that I have used for years and if you buy rings you will probably find other ways to use them as well. (Think eggs). But you can certainly make 8 & serve 2 each as the smaller cakes are easier to deal with. Norpro makes a set of 4-3½” muffin rings for somewhere around $7-8.  They will make life easier. Here is a place to get more Ring Molds than you ever thought possible.

As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.

Crab Cakes & Spicy Chipotle Aioli
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Crab Cakes
  1. 1 Lb Crab Meat
  2. 1 Egg
  3. ⅓ C Crushed Pork Rinds
  4. ⅓ C Mayonnaise
  5. ⅓ C Parmesan Cheese
  6. ⅓ C Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  7. ⅓ C Tiny Diced Onions
  8. ⅓ C Thinly Sliced Green Onion Tops
  9. 2 T Lemon Juice
  10. ¼ t Garlic Powder
  11. ⅛ t Chipotle Powder
  12. ½ t Salt
  13. 1½ C Crushed Pork Rinds
  14. 3 T Butter
Aioli
  1. 1 C mayonnaise
  2. ¼ C Lemon Juice
  3. 1 t Dijon Mustard
  4. 1 t Crushed Garlic
  5. ½ t Chipotle Powder
  6. ⅛ t Liquid Smoke
  7. ¼ C Tiny Diced Red Peppers (Garnish)
  8. Lemon Wedges (Garnish)
Instructions
  1. Mix all aioli ingredients and refrigerate until needed.
  2. Melt butter on medium.
  3. Combine egg, mayonnaise, ⅓ C pork rinds, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, onions, garlic powder, chipotle, salt, and lemon juice.
  4. Fold in crab.
  5. Gently form crab cakes and put into pork skins. Do not try to turn them as they fall apart easily. Just take more skins and gently press onto the tops.
  6. If, and I mean if, you have egg rings this is a time to use them.
  7. Lightly butter rings and place one in pork skins. fill ring & sprinkle more skins on top. Repeat.
  8. I actually do not have rings because way back when, I started saving tuna cans and that is what I use.
  9. Place crab cakes in butter, cook 6-7 minutes, remove rings, flip gently, and cook another 6-7 minutes. You want your cakes to be nice & crispy, and golden brown & delicious.
  10. Either spread aioli on plates and place cakes on top or…plate cakes and drizzle aioli on top.
  11. Dot with red peppers and serve with a lemon wedge.
  12. 4 Servings
  13. 802 Calories, 36.4g Protein, 3.1g Carbs, .7g Fiber, 2.4g Net Carbs
  14. 8 Servings
  15. 401 Calories, 18.2g Protein, 1.6g Carbs, .4g Fiber, 1.2g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. These may be served as a main course or as an appetizer and I have given the nutritionals for both. I have given you a recipe using aioli and if you have your own favorite Remoulade then feel free.
  2. Nutritionals are for all ingredients listed including the aioli.
  3. If crab meat is outside your budget then tuna may be a good substitute.
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