Delicious Crab Cakes Made With Non-Fat Greek Yogurt!

Who doesn’t love crab cakes?! Well maybe people who have shellfish allergies, like my brother and his girlfriend, but for most … it makes us think of sunny summer days ahead. I learned how to pick my first crab when I was 5 and it has become a summer tradition and favorite pastime.

To hold me off until crab picking season I love to eat a good crab cake. The only problem is that most of the crab cakes at restaurants and recipes are filled with fat. I have found the perfect way to lighten them up and even sneak in some whole grains and probiotics! How do I do this? Greek yogurt and whole wheat breadcrumbs. I promise these crab cakes are delicious and will leave you wanting more. Since it is lent, they also make for the perfect meatless Friday dinner!

Kerry’s Crab Cakes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of fresh lump crabmeat ( I use Phillips Jumbo) 
  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp of plain non-fat greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp of reduced-fat olive oil mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 scallion trimmed and chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp of old bay seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp of hot sauce
  • olive oil spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 F.

Combine all ingredients, adding the breadcrumbs last, and mix together. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty!

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Pack the mixture into crab cake patties, squeezing together firmly to make sure their don’t fall apart in the pan. Set aside and heat up a skillet.

Place the crab cake patties in a hot oiled skillet, browning each side. About one minute on each side. I use olive oil spray to coat the pan and spray each time I put down a new crab cake ( cuts back on fat calories).

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Once all crab cakes are browned on each side, place on a baking sheet covered with tin foil and add a dash of old bay to each crab cake. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

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Serve immediately.

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6 thoughts on “Delicious Crab Cakes Made With Non-Fat Greek Yogurt!

  1. I must say that they were delicious and I was very very skeptical going into it…the sweet potato fries were the perfect compliment too!

  2. I love, love crab cakes! Your pictures have me wanting to run out and get some crab. I love that you use old bay. I see lots of crab cake recipes that don’t and think that’s not a real crab cake. Haha

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