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Keto crab recipes: Easy Keto Crab Rangoon Recipe

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Crab has always had a special place in my culinary heart. Its tender meat, unique taste, and the joy in cracking those claws open; it's almost therapeutic. Transitioning into a ketogenic lifestyle didn't mean bidding farewell to my crab cravings. On the contrary, it opened doors to a plethora of innovative keto crab recipes. And today, I'm thrilled to share some of these recipes with you.

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Keto Crab Rangoon Bites

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

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Servings: 8

Net Carbs: 4 net carbs per serving

I'll kick things off with a personal favorite: Keto Crab Rangoon Bites. These bites are a perfect appetizer or main dish for a gathering or a serene meal by the water. Indulge in a low-carb delight with these Keto Crab Rangoon Bites! Crafted with almond flour and filled with a savory crab mixture, these bites are the perfect appetizer to satisfy your cravings while keeping it keto-friendly. The smooth cream cheese, along with a blend of seasonings, envelopes the sweet crab meat, providing a rich taste that’s bound to impress.

Whether it's a casual gathering or a meal by the shore, these bites offer a comforting, savory nibble without straying from your keto regimen. Preparing them is a breeze too! Just blend, fill, fold, and bake - your warm, keto-friendly Crab Rangoon Bites will be ready to steal the spotlight at any table.

Keto Crab Rangoon ingredients

Ingredients:

For the dough:

  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 ¼ C. Almond flour
  • ½ tsp. Garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. Xanthan gum
  • 1 ½ C. Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp. Soy sauce
  • 1 Large egg
  • 2 oz. Cream cheese softened

For the filling:

  • 4 oz. Crab meat
  • 3 oz. Cream cheese softened
  • ¼ C. Finely chopped green onions
  • ½ tsp. Swerve confectioners sugar substitute
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic

Instructions:

wet ingredients for crab recipe in bowl

Combine all filling ingredients in a mixing bowl, ensuring a consistent mixture.

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In a microwave-safe bowl, melt mozzarella cheese and cream cheese for 30 seconds at a time until entirely melted.

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Combine the cheese dough with the other dough ingredients in a large bowl, kneading thoroughly.

With slightly wet hands, form the dough into 8 even-sized balls.

flattened Keto Crab Rangoon balls

Flatten these balls into circles.

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Place a portion of filling at the center of each.

Fold the dough over the filling, sealing with water if necessary.

ready to cook Keto Crab Rangoon

Arrange these bites on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Keto Crab Rangoon Bites Recipe Tips

Creating the perfect keto appetizer could be a delightful endeavor, especially with these Keto Crab Rangoon Bites. Here are some tips to ensure your crab bites are a hit, every time you make them:

Choosing the Right Crab Meat:

  • Type of Crab Meat: Whether you're venturing to the seafood counter or opting for canned crab, go for good quality crab meat. Jumbo lump crab meat or fresh lump crab meat are often considered the best options for a tender and flavorful result.
  • Maryland Crab Cakes Inspiration: Although this isn't a traditional crab cakes recipe, drawing inspiration from Maryland crab cakes could guide you towards creating crab bites with a richer flavor profile.
  • Draining Canned Crab: If you opt for canned crab, ensure it's well-drained to prevent a soggy mixture.

Preparing the Dough:

  • Almond Flour: A main ingredient for the dough, almond flour provides a gluten-free and low-carb alternative to traditional bread crumbs used in crab cakes recipes.
  • Xanthan Gum: This ingredient helps to bind the dough, ensuring it holds together around the scrumptious crab filling.
  • Cheese Mixture: Melting the mozzarella and cream cheese until they're completely blended is crucial for a smooth dough.

Filling and Folding:

  • Consistent Mixing: Ensure all filling ingredients are mixed well in a medium bowl for a uniform flavor in each bite.
  • Wet Hands: Slightly wetting your hands before shaping the dough helps in preventing sticking and creates a smoother surface.
  • Sealing the Bites: Securely sealing the edges of the dough around the filling will prevent any leakage during baking.

Baking:

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  • Parchment Paper: Lining your baking sheet with parchment paper will help in easy removal and clean-up post-baking.
  • Golden Brown Finish: Keep an eye on the bites as they bake, and aim for a golden brown finish for the best taste and texture.

Serving:

  • Homemade Tartar Sauce: Pair these Keto Crab Rangoon Bites with a homemade tartar sauce for an enhanced flavor experience.
  • Keto-Friendly Sides: Serve with low-carb tortilla chips or a fresh salad to keep the meal keto-compliant.

Storage:

  • Airtight Container: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator to enjoy these treats for a longer period.
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These tips should aid in mastering your Keto Crab Rangoon Bites recipe, making it a favorite recipe among your keto appetizers. Each step, from selecting the best crab meat to achieving the perfect golden brown bake, contributes to crafting a delightful low-carb treat for the entire family.

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More Keto Crab Recipes to Explore

The culinary journey with crab doesn't end here. There are numerous recipes to try, and the best part is the simple ingredients required for each.

1. Easy Keto Crab Cakes: A delightful blend of fresh crab meat, almond flour, and a splash of lemon juice. Shape them into cakes and fry till golden brown on medium heat with a hint of olive oil.

2. Keto Crab Stuffed Mushrooms: Hollowed mushrooms filled with a creamy mixture of crab meat, cream cheese, and green onion, baked to perfection.

3. Low-carb Crab Dip: A creamy blend of crab meat, sour cream, and cream cheese, spiced with old bay seasoning, perfect for a chilled evening snack.

4. Keto Crab Salad: Fresh crab meat tossed with bell pepper, celery stalk, and a gentle splash of lime juice, making a refreshing salad.

5. Gluten-Free Keto Crab Alfredo: Crab meat taking the center stage in a classic Alfredo sauce, blended with parmesan cheese, perfect for a special occasion dinner.

6. Keto Crab Bisque: A comforting, rich soup with a blend of crab meat, cream, and aromatic spices.

7. Low-Carb Crab Chowder: Thick, hearty chowder filled with lump meat crab, a hint of cajun seasoning, and a touch of cream.

8. Air Fryer Keto Crab Cake recipe: An easy-to-make crab cake recipe with the goodness of almond and coconut flour, air-fried for the best results.

9. Keto Crab Au Gratin: Tender crab meat enveloped in a creamy, cheesy sauce, baked till it's bubbling and golden.

10. Keto Crab Legs with Garlic Butter: The traditional way to enjoy crab, spiced up with a garlicky butter dip.

ready to eat Crab Rangoon

Your keto crab recipes Questions Answered

Is crab good for keto?

Absolutely! Crab meat is rich in protein and has a negligible amount of carbohydrates, making it an excellent choice for a ketogenic diet.

Why do you soak crab meat in milk?

Soaking crab meat in milk helps to remove any unpleasant fishy odor, ensuring that the freshness of the crab meat takes the main stage in your recipes.

Is crab legs and butter keto?

Yes, crab legs with butter is a classic keto-friendly dish. The butter adds a dose of healthy fats while the crab legs provide a lean source of protein.

Is imitation crab meat OK for keto?

Unfortunately, imitation crab meat often contains sugar and fillers that are not keto-friendly. It's best to stick to real crab meat for your keto recipes.

How do you keep crab meat from falling apart?

Gently folding the crab meat into your mixture, instead of rigorous mixing, helps maintain its integrity in your dish. Also, chilling the crab mixture before cooking can also help keep it together.

What can I substitute for wonton wrappers on keto?

Low-carb tortillas or cabbage leaves make a good substitute for traditional wonton wrappers when you're on keto.

Is crab rangoon low carb?

Traditional crab rangoon is not low-carb due to the use of wonton wrappers. However, with the right substitutes like almond flour or coconut flour, you can enjoy a low-carb version.

How many carbs are in crab rangoon?

Traditional crab rangoon has about 7 to 10 grams of carbs per piece. However, the keto version significantly reduces the carb count, making it a viable option for those on a low-carb diet.

Yield: 8

Keto Crab Rangoon Bites

close up Keto Crab Rangoon

Indulge in a low-carb delight with these Keto Crab Rangoon Bites! Crafted with almond flour and filled with a savory crab mixture, these bites are the perfect appetizer to satisfy your cravings while keeping it keto-friendly. The smooth cream cheese, along with a blend of seasonings, envelopes the sweet crab meat, providing a rich taste that’s bound to impress. Whether it's a casual gathering or a meal by the shore, these bites offer a comforting, savory nibble without straying from your keto regimen.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the dough:
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 ¼ C. Almond flour
  • ½ tsp. Garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. Xanthan gum
  • 1 ½ C. Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp. Soy sauce
  • 1 Large egg
  • 2 oz. Cream cheese softened
  • For the filling:
  • 4 oz. Crab meat
  • 3 oz. Cream cheese softened
  • ¼ C. Finely chopped green onions
  • ½ tsp. Swerve confectioners sugar substitute
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic

Instructions

    Add the ingredients for the filling to a bowl, and stir to combine well.
    Place the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese into a microwave safe bowl, and heat for 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.
    In a mixing bowl, combine the cheese dough with the remaining dough ingredients, and knead to combine well.
    Wet your hands slightly, and form the dough mixture into 8 evenly sized balls.
    Flatten the balls of dough into circles.
    Place a small amount of filling into the center of each one.
    Fold the dough around the filling, and use water to seal the ball closed if needed.
    Layer the crab rangoon bites on a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.

Notes

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Servings: 8
Net Carbs: 4 net carbs per serving

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Conclusion: keto crab recipes

Transitioning into a keto lifestyle doesn't mean bidding adieu to the flavors and dishes you adore. With a little creativity and a sprinkle of patience, you can recreate your favorite crab recipes to fit your keto diet. The world of keto crab recipes is vast and awaiting your exploration. And remember, the freshest crab meat always gives the best results. Now, which recipe are you going to try first?

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