Amazing Crab Cakes

DietType - CKD, Dialysis, Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Angel from Florida.

Portions:  8

Serving size:  1 crab cake 


  • 1/4 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups crab meat (preferably fresh blue crab)
  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (divided use)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil 


  1. Sauté onion and celery until tender; set aside to cool.
  2. In a big mixing bowl combine the beaten egg, crab meat, mayonnaise, mustard and 1/2 cup bread crumbs with the sautéed onion and celery.
  3. Mix together and form into 8 cakes.
  4. Roll each cake in remaining bread crumbs. (Skip this step if you want less bread crumbs.)
  5. Pan fry until cakes are golden brown. 

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories: 143
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 60 mg
  • Sodium: 227 mg
  • Potassium: 178 mg
  • Phosphorus: 108 mg
  • Calcium: 68 mg
  • Fiber: 0.8 g 

Renal and Renal Diabetic Food Choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium 

Carbohydrate Choices

Helpful Hints

  • Fresh crab meat tastes the best, but if unavailable you can substitute canned crab meat.

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