Have you ever made crab cakes and they just came out okay? Not amazing or even great. Yeah, me too. My issue is always getting a good crunch on the outside and making sure the inside is cooked all the way through. Flipping them is also not my favorite.
Well, using a waffle maker is such an awesome hack. It makes pretty little grooves in the cake while also making them crunchy. The inside is done and no flipping required- yay! Thanks to this simple method I know I’ll be making crab cakes more often.
I was afraid they were going to stick like crazy to the waffle maker and it would forever taste like seafood. But they didn’t at all. I even made a batch with no oil or spray and they came off perfectly.
The fresh herbs, lemon juice, and spices pair perfectly with the crab. They are fresh, and light tasting. I use Primal Palate’s New Bae Seasoning which I love because it’s low FODMAP (this is not sponsored in any way by them- I bought it with my own money). If you use a different bay seasoning just check for clean ingredients.
The mixture is easy to make- my 2 year old helped dump and mix everything so I know it’s simple. It can even be made a day ahead and refrigerated until needed. I did that since I wanted the cakes fresh, but wanted the work done when I had time. And it really only takes about 5 minutes of prep time with the chopping and squeezing- so quick!
You will love these crab cakes because they are fast and so flavorful! They make a great lunch or dinner and would be perfect for summer when you don’t want to turn on the oven.
THIS is the waffle maker I have and love. It’s affordable and works great.
- A little note on the crab meat. Make sure to check ingredients for nothing unwanted. Some brands include sugar and other undesirable ingredients. I used Crown Prince which is Wild Caught and has great ingredients.
Paleo Whole30 Crab Cake Waffles
- In a large bowl, combine crab, eggs, chives, parsley, garlic oil, lemon juice, mayo, seasoning, and almond flour. Stir well until everything is evenly mixed.
- Heat your waffle maker up. Mine has a little light that goes off when it's preheated. Read the instruction manual for yours to know when it's ready.
- Divide the mixture into 4 even patties, they should each be about 1/2 cup. Place 2 patties (or how ever many fit on your waffle maker) on the waffle maker and close. Cook for 3 minutes or until golden brown on the outside. Carefully remove them and transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining 2.
- Serve with extra lemon slices and more mayo if desired.