Delicious Gluten-Free Crabby Patties Recipe

Have you ever tried a crab cake that made you want to wag your tail like Spongebob Squarepants? Well, get ready to experience that same kind of delicious and satisfying feeling with my Gluten Free Crabby Patties recipe! This recipe is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the savory flavors of Maryland-style crab cakes without any gluten, dairy, or shellfish.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand the struggles that come with trying to find healthy and allergen-free meal options that still taste amazing. That’s why I’m excited to share this recipe with you, featuring ingredients like almond flour and gluten-free Bisquick baking mix. Even if you’re not following a gluten-free or keto lifestyle, I invite you to give this recipe a try and indulge in flavorful patties made with salmon and lump crab meat.

Whether you’re cooking for yourself, family or friends, my Gluten Free Crabby Patties will surely leave everyone feeling both satisfied and energized. So get ready to take your taste buds on a seafood adventure beyond anything Spongebob could even dream of!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Crabby Patties
Gluten Free Crabby Patties

Listen up foodies, health nuts, and everyone in between. Are you tired of ordering gluten and dairy-free dishes at restaurants only to be disappointed by the lack of flavor and texture? Look no further, because this Gluten-Free Crabby Patties recipe is going to blow your taste buds away.

Firstly, let’s address some common misconceptions about gluten and dairy-free foods. Just because something is labeled “free” doesn’t mean it lacks flavor or satisfaction. In fact, removing gluten and dairy can often enhance the flavors of the other ingredients, allowing them to shine on their own. Trust me, after trying these Crabby Patties, nobody will guess that they are gluten or dairy-free.

So, what makes this recipe so special? Let’s start with the star ingredient: crab meat. This recipe calls for both lump crab meat and canned crabmeat, ensuring a deliciously satisfying texture in each bite. Mixed with almond flour, mayonnaise and a range of seasonings such as tamari sauce and Worcestershire sauce gives depth to the flavor profile that will leave you wanting more.

Furthermore, this recipe isn’t exclusive to just Keto enthusiasts or Whole30 dieters. It is versatile enough for anyone who loves good food. Turn it into a whole meal by adding a fresh kale salad or pair with a refreshing glass of white wine for an exquisite seafood dinner.

Lastly, these Crabby Patties are easy to make ahead of time or freeze for later use. With a quick reheat in your oven or microwave, it’s like having gourmet leftovers every time!

In conclusion, this recipe is perfect for anyone looking for delicious and satisfying gluten/dairy-free seafood option that doesn’t disappoint but excites the palate from start to finish. Say goodbye to boring meals and hello to flavor-packed satisfaction!

Ingredient List

 Sink your teeth into these delicious gluten-free crab patties!
Sink your teeth into these delicious gluten-free crab patties!

Here’s what you will need for this gluten-free crabby patties recipe:

Main ingredients:

  • 2 (5-ounce) cans of crabmeat, picked over to remove any shells
  • 1 cup gluten-free Bisquick baking mix
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon tamari or Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Creole seasoning (optional)
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini, excess water removed (optional)
  • Avocado oil or coconut oil, for frying


Note: You can use gluten-free breadcrumbs or almond flour instead of bread crumbs.

  • 1/2 cup of gluten-free breadcrumbs made from your favorite gluten-free bread, pulsed in a food processor until fine
  • 1/2 cup almond flour

Whether you’re on a keto, paleo or whole30 diet, this recipe is fit for you. These crab cakes are also dairy and shellfish free, which means nobody could guess they are actually made from lump crab meat.

The Recipe How-To

 Who says gluten-free can't be flavorful? These crabby patties will prove you wrong.
Who says gluten-free can’t be flavorful? These crabby patties will prove you wrong.

Now that we have all the ingredients at hand, it’s time to dive into the recipe. Trust me, these gluten-free crabby patties are worth the effort!

Step 1: Prepare the Crab Meat

  • Pick over crab meat and remove any bits of shell.
  • In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, tamari, Worcestershire sauce, and onion.
  • Fold Mayonnaise mixture into crab meat.

Step 2: Mix the Batter

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk 2 eggs until frothy.
  • Add 1/4 cup Bisquick baking mix and blend well.

Step 3: Add the Remaining Ingredients

  • Add 1/4 cup almond flour to egg mixture.
  • Mix in crab meat mixture.
  • Gently fold grated chopped zucchini into mixture.

Step 4: Form Crabby Patties

  • Using your hands, form the mixture into patties about 1/2 inch thick and three inches wide.

Step 5: Cook the Patties

  • Preheat frying pan over medium-high heat and add butter or coconut oil.
  • Place patties in hot pan.
  • Cook until golden brown on both sides, about four minutes per side.

There you have it, folks! These gluten-free crabby patties are not only healthy and organic but also dairy-free. Try them out with whole30 keto crackers or gluten-free breadcrumbs for an extra crispy texture. These patties are an excellent source of protein from crab meat and salmon deboned for those following a low-carb diet. Happy cooking!

Substitutions and Variations

 Dive into a healthier meal option with these gluten-free crab patties.
Dive into a healthier meal option with these gluten-free crab patties.

Looking to experiment with some variations on our gluten-free crabby patties recipe? Not a problem, my friend. This is one recipe that can certainly handle a bit of creative tweaking.

First up, let’s talk about the crab meat. While we recommend using lump crab, you can always mix it up and try using other shellfish such as shrimp or lobster. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can even try using other types of meat such as chicken or turkey.

If you’re looking for a low-carb option, you can substitute the Bisquick baking mix with almond flour and use gluten-free bread crumbs instead. You can also omit the bread crumbs altogether for a keto-friendly version.

For those who are dairy-free, you can replace the butter with coconut oil and use dairy-free mayonnaise instead of regular mayo.

If you’re looking to add some extra flavor and spice, consider adding in some Creole seasoning or Worcestershire sauce to the mix.

And if you want to sneak in some veggies into your diet, try adding grated or chopped zucchini into the mixture for added nutrition and fiber. Nobody will guess there are veggies inside these delicious patties!

Finally, for all you SpongeBob fans out there, why not try making imitation “Krabby Patties” using gummy candy shaped like SpongeBob’s iconic patty? It’s a fun way to get the kids (or adults) excited about eating more shellfish.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to variations on this recipe. Feel free to experiment and find your own personal favorite combination of ingredients!

Serving and Pairing

 You won't even miss the bread crumbs in these tasty gluten-free crabby patties.
You won’t even miss the bread crumbs in these tasty gluten-free crabby patties.

Now that you’ve cooked up these irresistible Gluten Free Crabby Patties, it’s time to serve them up in style. I recommend serving them with a side of fresh salad mixed with some grated carrot and apple slices for a delicious crunch.

If you’re feeling fancy, you can also serve them as appetizers at your next cocktail party. Simply make mini-sized patties and serve them on a platter with toothpicks for everyone to enjoy.

For pairing, I suggest pairing them with a crisp white wine or even an ice-cold beer. The salty ocean flavor of the crab pairs perfectly with the bitterness of hops in beer.

If you prefer non-alcoholic options, I’d recommend a tart fruit sangria or even a refreshing iced tea.

Whether you’re hosting a feast or munching on these crab cakes alone, they’re sure to impress anyone that tries them out. Just be warned, the aroma of these patties is so tantalizing that your guests may start asking when dinner is served as soon as they come through the door!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Savory and satisfying, these crabby patties are a must-try for seafood lovers on a gluten-free diet.
Savory and satisfying, these crabby patties are a must-try for seafood lovers on a gluten-free diet.

Now that you’ve mastered the art of making these delectable gluten-free crabby patties, you’re going to want to know how to store and reheat them perfectly. It is good to know that these patties can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days, although I bet they won’t last that long!

To make-ahead, shape the patties and place them on a piece of parchment paper on a baking tray. Cover with more parchment paper and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Pop into the fridge for up to 24 hours. When ready to cook, remove from the fridge and bring them back up to room temperature, then follow the cooking instructions in section 4.

To store leftover cooked patties, let them cool completely before storing in an airtight container. They will stay fresh in the fridge for up to three days, and in the freezer for up to two months.

When reheating, make sure not to overdo it or they will become dry and lose their flavor. The best way is to place them in a skillet with a little bit of butter or oil heated over medium heat for about two minutes each side until they are heated through. You can also reheat them in the oven at 350°F/180°C for five minutes or until heated through.

One important thing to keep in mind is that these patties are best enjoyed fresh from the skillet. The texture may change slightly after refrigeration and reheating, but rest assured that the flavor remains unbeatable.

So whether you’re having guests over for dinner, meal-prepping for next week or simply using leftovers as a quick snack, these gluten-free crabby patties will never disappoint – just like Spongebob’s Krabby Patties!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get your dose of Omega-3 with these mouth-watering gluten-free crab patties.
Get your dose of Omega-3 with these mouth-watering gluten-free crab patties.

Now that you have all the ingredients laid out, and knowledge about cooking gluten-free crabby patties, let’s talk about some tips that will help you make the perfect crab cakes ever.

Firstly, when making gluten-free and dairy-free recipes, such as these crabby patties, it is essential to know the consistency of the batter. Do not overmix it as it can get gooey and difficult to handle.

Secondly, use high quality and fresh crab meat- whether fresh or canned. You should always check the expiration date of canned goods to keep it fresh.

Thirdly, make sure you preheat your non-stick frying pan with a mixture of butter and coconut oil for about two minutes before adding your patties on it. This combination makes sure the crab cakes do not stick to the pan and develops a lovely crispy crust.

Fourthly, dust your gluten-free crab cakes with almond flour rather than regular flour or bread crumbs. Almond flour is versatile and adds just enough texture to your cakes without affecting their taste.

Fifthly, do not skimp on Worcestershire sauce- its savory umami flavor will make your crabby patties exquisite.

Lastly, if you’re running low on gluten-free Bisquick baking mix, don’t fret! Simply use dairy-free almond flour or coconut flour as a substitute. It might alter the texture of your recipe slightly, but won’t compromise the fantastic taste.

By following these simple tips, you’ll create scrumptious gluten-free crabby patties that nobody would guess are actually healthy!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re a fan of seafood, then you must try these Gluten-Free Crabby Patties. They are a fantastic, healthy, and delicious way to enjoy crab cakes without any gluten or dairy. These patties are also versatile and can be made low-carb or whole30 keto-friendly depending on the ingredients you choose to use. With these patties, nobody will ever guess that there are grated chopped zucchini in them, making it a fantastic way to add veggies to your diet.

Moreover, being a nutritionist and food blogger, it is my top priority to provide you with healthy and organic recipes. So, I highly recommend using organic components when preparing these patties from the meat picked out of the shells to the gluten-free Bisquick baking mix. This recipe will not disappoint you; it is also an excellent option for those who prefer shellfish-free or poor man’s shellfish-free dishes.

In addition, you’ll love the fact that these patties are so easy to make and require only a few simple ingredients. You can also easily make substitutions or variations to suit your taste preferences. Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, these Crabby Patties recipe goes well with a fresh salad, roasted veggies, or even served as part of a sandwich.

Finally, I hope this recipe satisfies your seafood cravings while providing you with an ideal healthy meal option. Don’t forget to store leftovers properly and reheat them correctly when needed for perfect results. Enjoy experimenting with different variations and substitutes for these delectable patties!

Gluten Free Crabby Patties

Gluten Free Crabby Patties Recipe

It’s beach season and I had a hankering for some sea food! These crabby patties are delicious and easy to make! They would be great for burgers, or served as the entrée. Kids will love these if you tell them they are just like Mr. Krab’s from Spongebob! You could even let them help make them (let them tear up the bread for the crumbs, or smash crackers in a zipper bag!)
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 8 Crabby Patties
Calories 150.8 kcal


  • 0.5 (15 ounce) can salmon, deboned
  • 2 (5 ounce) cans crabmeat
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free Bisquick baking mix or 1/4 cup other gluten-free baking mix
  • 3 tablespoons gluten-free breadcrumbs or 3 tablespoons gluten-free crackers, crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free soy sauce or 1 teaspoon tamari
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons butter or 4 tablespoons coconut oil


  • Mix all ingredients accept butter/coconut oil in a medium sized mixing bowl. You can use any kind of gf bread crumbs, I toasted some rolls I had made and frozen earlier and broke them up for this recipe, but store bread or even crushed gluten free crackers are fine too!).
  • Put butter or oil (I recommend coconut oil for this because it is very high temperature, so it won’t give the food that yucky burned flavor when it gets really hot.) into a frying pan, enough to cover the bottom of the pan and be about an eighth of an inch thick. Heat on med high.
  • When the pan is hot, add the crabby patties, I usually make them as I add them, as they are prone to fall apart if handled too much.
  • Let them cook on one side for about 2 min, or until they are golden brown, and then flip. They should stay together very well if they are cooked enough on one side.
  • You can top these with ketchup or whatever you’d like; I topped my crabby patties with easy microwave hollandaise sauce:
  • ½ cup of butter, softened.
  • 3 egg yolks.
  • 1 tbs lemon juice.
  • 2 tbs sour cream.
  • Italian herbs to taste.
  • Soften the butter in a microwave safe bowl large enough to mix inches in a separate bowl, mix the yolks and the lemon juice. Add the egg mixture to the butter and microwave for 15 seconds and stir. Repeat the 15 seconds in the microwave and stirring until your sauce is thick and fluffy. Add sour cream and herbs, mix and serve!

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Serving: 71gCalories: 150.8kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 13.9gFat: 8.9gSaturated Fat: 4.4gCholesterol: 88.9mgSodium: 425.1mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.7g
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