Medifast recipe for Crab cakes?

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I have a crab cake recipe that is almost totally crab. Looks like we're allowed 7 oz of crab I thought I'd try creating the recipe in My Plan and see how it looks. It's lower than most things I eat you are:.

BY the way this will make 6 or 8 crab cakes depending on how big you make them (I made 6).


1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning TM.

2 tablespoons biscuit baking mix (Bisquick).

1 tablespoon dried parsley.

2 tablespoons mayonnaise (I used low fat).

1 tablespoon prepared mustard.

1 egg, beaten.

1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce.

1 pound crabmeat.


Mix all ingredients except the crab in a bowl. Make sure your crab is drained well (I bought fresh from the seafood counter, it's the best...but canned works too)..

Mix in the crab meat well..

Form into balls (6 or 8) and place on a sheet.

Bake or broil, your preference. I usually bake them for about 25 mins at 375..

You could try pan frying them in PAM also..

I never use any of the allowed condiments so I guess this uses a few of them, but spreading out those small amounts over 6 or 8 servings gives you a negligible amount per serving...

Comments (18)

I did not think we were allowed any baking mixes like Bisquick or mayo? It sounds great though!..

Comment #1

I figured 2 tblsp spread over 6 or 8 servings...can't really hurt can it? But as an alternative you could probably grind up some Medifast crackers into dust and use them. For mayo, there's something called Nayonaise....

Again I was figuring the relative damage was pretty darn small!!.

We just finished dinner...they were YUMMY...

Comment #2

Instead of mayo, you could also add a few egg whites, and/or some ranch dressing...

Comment #3

The recipe sounds really good and boy do I LOVE crab cakes but I am not seeing how this would really work with our plan unless you make some modifications. I think the Medifast Snack Crackers would work instead of the baking mix, and then you would count that as your snack for the day. Using egg whites instead of the whole eggs would allow you to have the full 7 oz's of crab, and frankly I would need to ask Nutrition support about how to best substitute the mayo..

The thing is you got me thinking that this is really a great idea to try and turn into a Medifast friendly dish and something I hadn't considered doing. Thanks for a way to spice up the week this week!..

Comment #4

2 tablespoons of Bisquick has 9.75 carbs and 183.75mg sodium...

Comment #5

I made similar crab cakes last week without the mayo, whole egg and bisquick. I used a pack of ground up Medifast multigrain crackers and a couple of egg whites and the spices you had plus some fresh garlic then pan friend them in pam/ICBITB. It was a Medifast version of a recipe I already had. I was sooo pleased with the outcome. They didn't stay together too well but they were super tasty...

Comment #6

I figured someone would know how to modify this to make it more Medifast friendly. Honestly, I figured 2 tablespoons of bisquick or one egg spread over 8 servings was hardly worth worrying about...but your version is more to plan! I bet egg beaters instead of the egg itself would also work..

I lived in Maryland for a while and this recipe measures up to any of the best restaurants...and doesn't have the bread or cracker filler..


Comment #7

Mine turned out more like a crab-pancake, rich but not crunchy (darn). Still good for not having any breading to work with..

1 Medifast egg.

1 2.5 oz Chicken of the Sea, Premium Crab packet (40 cals, 1g carb).

3 Tbsp Z-trim (or enough water to form a batter from eggs will work fine too).

3 Tbsp thawed spinach.

Packet True Lemon or l tsp lemon juice.

Tsp diced garlic (canned).


1 tsp Franks Hot Sauce.

3 cubes Laughing Cow Light Gourmet Bites (15 cals, 1g carb).

1 tsp Hellmanns Dijonnaise (5 cals, 1g carb).

Combine egg and water (or z-trim) until creamy. Add crab, spinach, garlic, lemon, pepper, hot sauce and other handy spices.

Fry in Pam, 4 pancakes..

Melt cheese and mustard and spread on top of the pancakes...

Comment #8

Here is the recipe I settled on for Salmon patties:.

Makes 2 servings at ~120 cals each..

One 6.0 oz package Bumble Bee Premium Wild Pink Salmon (90 cals, 0 carbs, 21g protein for package)..

1/8 cup Egg Beaters (7.5 cals, 1/2g carbs, 3g protein).

2 teaspoons, Old Bay Original Recipe Crab Cake Classic (10 cals, 1g carb).

2 Tbsp Z-trim (optional).

1 spear sweet bread and butter pickle (or any type dill or dill spices).

Pepper to taste.

Put pickle in foot processor and grind to bits. Add salmon, egg beaters, Old Bay, and pepper. Blend a few seconds more which is helpful to soften the salmon..

Bake either by wrapping one half of the mixture in parchment paper and wrapping like a package (I use the silicone treated type, by Wilton). Bake 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven on a cookie sheet. You can then open the paper and spray top with PAM and flip over until crispy or just eat from parchment paper trimming off excess before placing on plate..

This also works in a frying pan in PAM..

The recipe comes up short for your 7 oz of lean by about 3 oz...

Comment #9

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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