Crabless Crab Cakes

Today is a National Crab Day , according to (does that mean we have to walk sideways?). Crabs are not kosher, though, so here is a repeat of Crabless Crab Cakes. Enjoy, Beautiful People!


A few days ago, a wonderful chef Ronit Penso of Tasty Eats posted a recipe for Corn and Shrimp Cakes. They looked so appetizing that I was tempted to make them right away. There was only one problem: all shellfish is not kosher. There are a few kosher substitutes that are made to look like shrimp, crab, lobster tails, etc. To me, they all taste the same, and since I don’t know the taste of shellfish to begin with, I can’t tell you how true they are to the original.

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I used the crab-flavored ones because they are easier to work with. For that same reason I use them in California rolls sushi: they are packaged as strips that could be cut lengthwise or across, chopped, diced, pulverized, whatever…

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This is what my fake crab meat looked like when it emerged from the food processor. Other than that, I…

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. spearfruit says:

    Always good ro improvise when necessary to discover new ways to do things. Sometimes we surprise ourselves with how things turn out!

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  2. The corn and shrimp cakes sound good. I concur.

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    1. Glad you liked it – thank you!


  3. E says:

    Dolly I had no idea shellfish isn’t kosher. His finished product looks likes potato latkes! Haha. The recipe sounds delicious. My father was a commercial fisherman for many years and my great grandmother made the best potato pancakes ( the secret was used using day old mashed potatoes). What do use as the crab substitute?

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    1. Funny, but my potato latkes look different – I make them oval, rather than round. There are several commercial crab substitutes available in any supermarket. I use the kosher one, and the photo is in that post.

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      1. E says:

        Potato latkes are so good!

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      2. I agree, and I think all latkes are good!

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  4. I need to try these one day! 🙂 Should be super yummy 🙂

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    1. They are! Thank you for your kind comment, dear!

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