Little did I know the canned seafood from Trader Joe's is dynamite. Their canned tuna, sardines, salmon and crab are all becoming big hits for me. Inexpensive, decent shelf life and shockingly delicious. Now, it's not shocking because it comes from Trader Joe's...that place is like a paleo crack house. It's just shocking to me that ANY kind of seafood would be good out of a can. Honestly never tried it until a few weeks ago because the concept of it freaked me out. But one day when I was grocery shopping amidst a financial and budgetary slump, the $2 sign at the canned seafood section was about as attractive as Charlie Hunnam's tatted back scenes in Sons of Anarchy. Don't know who that is? Shame on you. Don't watch that show? May the lord have mercy on your soul.
I hereby state that I no longer discriminate against canned seafood. It all started with these crab cakes...after that, I had canned sardines, tuna and salmon under my belt in no time.
- 3 (6 oz) cans of crab meat, drained
- 2 tbsp coconut flour + extra for dredging
- 1 egg, whisked
- 1/2 small red onion, diced
- 1/2 tbsp granulated garlic or garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/4 cup paleo mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- First thing's first...make sure you drain the crab meat well...you don't want the mixture too liquidy otherwise the patties won't hold well.
- Place drained crab meat in a large mixing bowl and add cococnut flour, onion, seasonings and egg. Add salt and pepper to your liking.
- Form 8 patties and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Pour about 1/4 cup coconut flour in a shallow dish and dredge each patty once they're out of the fridge.
- Heat coconut oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
- When the skillet is hot and oil begins to simmer, add the patties and fry for 4 minutes per side.
- Remove to wire rack to cool.