Cakes Two Ways... Crab or Hearts of Palm!

Cakes Two Ways... Crab or Hearts of Palm!
Servings: 6 Hands On 45 mins Total Time 45 mins


  • 1 sleeve saltines (36 crackers), crushed and divided
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 14 ounce can hearts of palm, drained and chopped
  • 8 ounces drained crabmeat, picked over for shells
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • Lemon wedges and purchased Remoulade sauce, for serving

Make It

1. Place 3/4 cup of the saltines on a plate and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl combine the remaining 1/2 cup saltines, the eggs, mayonnaise, red onion, parsley, mustard, Creole seasoning, and black pepper. Place half of the mixture into another medium bowl. Add the hearts of palm to one bowl, and the crab to the other, and stir each to combine.

3. Shape the hearts of palm mixture into three 3/4-inch thick patties. Repeat with the crab mixture. Coat each patty with saltines, working with the vegetarian patties first.

4. In a large nonstick skillet, heat half of the oil over medium heat. Add the vegetarian patties and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with the crab patties. Serve each with lemon wedges and Remoulade Sauce if desired.


Hearts of Palm
  • Nutrition analysis per serving: 357 calories, 6 g protein, 23 g carbohydrate, 28 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 2 g total sugar, 7% Vitamin A, 39% Vitamin C, 889 mg sodium, 72 mg calcium, 3 mg iron

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 400, Fat, total (g): 29, chol. (mg): 134, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 20, Monounsaturated fat (g): 7, Polyunsaturated fat (g): 9, Trans fatty acid (g): 1, fiber (g): 1, sugar (g): 2, pro. (g): 18, vit. A (IU): 335, vit. C (mg): 19, Thiamin (mg): , Riboflavin (mg): , Niacin (mg): 2, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg): , Folate (µg): 46, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg): 7, sodium (mg): 768, Potassium (mg): 320, calcium (mg): 93, iron (mg): 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.