Serving Size:
1 crab cake (4 ounces)

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein


  • 1/3 cup bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 6 Ritz® low-salt crackers
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pound crab meat
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Finely chop bell pepper and onion. Crush crackers.
  2. Combine all ingredients listed above except the oil; shape into 6 patties.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Cook patties for approximately 4 to 5 minutes, or until browned. 
  5. Flip patties and cook other side until browned, about 4 minutes.
  6. Serve warm.

Helpful hints

  • Adjust seasoning to taste. Avoid adding additional ingredients that increase sodium content.
  • Fresh or pasteurized crab meat is the lowest in sodium. Frozen and canned crab meat usually has added sodium preservatives.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 188

Protein 13 g

Carbohydrates 5 g

Fat 13 g

Cholesterol 111 mg

Sodium 342 mg

Potassium 317 mg

Phosphorus 185 mg

Calcium 52 mg

Fiber 0.5 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 fat
  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium

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