Tasty Tuesday: Maryland (Crab)cakes

DH just calls these Maryland Cakes because they are vegan style crab cakes (obviously) there is no crab in them.  Got this recipe from my favorite online resource vegweb.com.

Zucchini Cakes to Fool Crabcake-Lovers

Ingredients (use vegan versions):

3 cups zucchini (about 1 medium), grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain breadcrumbs
1 egg replacer (I used Ener-G)
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
1 tablespoon vegan mayonnaise or yogurt
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying


1. Place grated zucchini in a colander with salt, and let stand 30 minutes. I found a salad shooter to be very helpful with grating.

2. Gently press with paper towels to absorb as much moisture as you can. It should be fairly dry and should measure about 2 cups now.

3. Place remaining ingredients (except oil) with zucchini in a bowl, and mix well. Form into 8 patties, and chill for about 15 minutes or so.

4. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add patties to hot skillet and cook on both sides until browned. Drain excess grease on paper towels.

To unknowing omnis, these taste just like crabcakes. Great way to use up an abundance of garden zucchini!

Source of recipe: I modified/veganized this recipe: http://www.relish.com/recipes/zucchini-cakes/

Makes: 8 patties, Preparation time: 20 min, Cooking time: 15 min

We all really enjoyed them but mine didn’t stay together very well.  I look forward to making these again because everyone in the house loved them.  I would suggest adding a little more Old Bay then the recipe calls for.  Being a Marylander we LOVE our Old Bay.

3 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday: Maryland (Crab)cakes

  1. Those look and sound really good. And my husband would eat them because they don’t have crab in them! He’s not a fan of seafood. I enjoy your recipes. Thanks!

  2. Finally getting around to commenting back rom ICLW (thanks for your comment on my blog!). We make a similar recipie and LOVE it! It’s something that all 4 of us really. I don’t like seafood, so hubby doesn’t get to make/eat it very often. But I love zuchinni – so this works for both of us :) Also, happy belated anniversary!

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