Crab Cakes

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If you’ve loved my chicken nugget recipe, I’ve got something fun in store for you. I am totally sold on this AIP breading. The pork rinds and cassava add the perfect amount of crunch and texture to anything and these crab cakes are no exception.

For me, seafood is a must-have all summer long. There’s something about squeezing some lemon and garlic onto fresh seafood that gives me all the summer feels.

I used some canned pumpkin instead of sweet potato because I realized after I got home from the grocery store that I didn’t have any canned sweet potato. Rather than go back to the store, I used some canned pumpkin that I had leftover from the holidays last year. Make sure to check your dates. LOL! The pumpkin turned out GREAT! Highly recommend. But, if that seems a little too outlandish, use some sweet potato as the binder and it will work just fine.

If you’re missing some aioli or dipping sauce for your crab cakes, no fear! I’ve got you covered. Check out my garlic sauce (Toum Sauce). It makes the perfect tangy condiment.


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AIP Crab Cakes
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Caribbean
Serves: 10
  • ⅕ pound of crab, de-shelled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ¼ cup canned sweet potato or pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, minced
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 cup pork rinds, ground
  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • About ¼ cup avocado oil for frying
  1. In a large bowl, combine crab, dill, garlic, sweet potato, green onion, and lemon. Mix well with a fork.
  2. In a pan over medium heat, heat avocado oil.
  3. In a small bowl, combine pork rinds and cassava flour. Mix well.
  4. Form the crab mixture into small patties, 2-3 inches in circumference and ½ and inch thickness.
  5. Dredge the patties in the pork rinds mixture.
  6. Fry in the oil on each side for about 1-2 minutes each.

About Kelsey McReynolds

Kelsey McReyonlds is the owner of and was introduced to the AIP community after years of antibiotic and birth control use; eating disorders, extreme exercising and excessive alcohol use that lead to intense digestive issues, candida overgrowth and leaky gut syndrome. Only through the therapeutic use of foods was she healed and has now made it her goal to educate those around her on how easy and fun it can be to nourish our bodies and souls. If you were to go to her house she would most likely be whipping up some delicious treat that you just HAVE to try!


  • Christine says

    These need something to help them stay together. Maybe coconut flour? The texture was way off, even though I followed the recipe exactly. Froze them to eat later, hoping maybe time in the freezer will help firm them up.

  • A Person says

    I added a tbsp of tapioca starch to the patties to make sure they stuck together and it worked! I’m going to try it with salmon next I think 🙂

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