Since classic crab cakes are often made with breadcrumbs, those on a gluten-free diet don’t get to enjoy the delicious Maryland specialty. Whether you chose to be gluten-free or have a gluten sensitivity, you should be able to enjoy tasty crab cakes too! Continue reading to learn how gluten-free crab cakes are made, then head to Box Hill or order our special gluten-free crab cakes online!
Almond Meal and Cornmeal
Instead of regular breadcrumbs, a great way to make gluten-free crab cakes is by using a mixture of almond meal and cornmeal. You can use almond meal on its own, but a little bit of cornmeal is perfect for some added crunch to the outside of your crab cakes. These ingredients are combined with mayo, egg, and mustard to hold the cakes together, and result in an ideal crab cake- crisp on the outside and moist on the inside.
Did you know that not all mayonnaise is gluten-free? Most crab cakes are served with a mayo-based sauce, so those with gluten sensitivity should be careful around these sauces. It’s important to check the label on the mayo used, as brands tend to market the condiment as “gluten-free,” but could still actually contain small amounts of gluten. To be safe, it’s always a fun idea to make your own crab cake dipping sauce! Do some research to find brands that contain no gluten ingredients, then add in mustard, a splash of lemon juice, and freshly ground black pepper for a delicious homemade sauce.
Crab cakes can be paired with almost any side, but a fresh salad is perfect for the upcoming spring months! To add some zest to your salad try making a lime dressing. The lime flavor pairs perfectly with crab cakes and will have you feeling ready for spring. To make the dressing, combine two tablespoons olive oil, two tablespoons lime juice, one clove minced garlic, salt and ground black pepper.
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We are located in Abingdon, Maryland, and our crab cakes are available year-round! If you ever have any questions or comments about Box Hill or our Maryland crab cakes, use our contact form here.
Box Hill Crab Cakes is your source for the freshest, most authentic Maryland crab cakes—and we’ll ship them to your door! Our top-secret family recipe has been fine-tuned for decades, and we guarantee you will love them. Visit us online to place your order or give us a call at 410-515-3662. Want to get recipe ideas, updates, and information on sales? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Trip Advisor, YouTube, and Twitter.