Paleo Maryland Crab Balls are the perfect appetizer or for dinner. Being a Maryland girl I grew up with a deep love of two things Crabs and Old Bay. One of my favorite summer past times is sitting with friends or family, enjoying steamed crabs. One of my favorite dishes are crab cakes and crab balls. You can find them on most menus in any Maryland Restaurant. The problem? The use bread crumbs when making them, aka not gluten free, therefore a no go for me because of Celiacs. Therefore, when I get the craving for one, which has been a lot lately, I have to make them myself.
Bread isn’t a staple in our house, we sometimes have a some in the freezer, but most of the time we don’t. One thing I ALWAYS have is Almond Flour. It has become my go to substitute for Bread as a filling. It works perfectly and doesn’t affect the taste at all! These little balls of deliciousness are packed full of flavor and the perfect appetizer or for dinner. They work great for a quick dinner, taking less then 15 to make! Just throw all the ingredients into a mixing bowl, mix till combined. Make into one inch balls, place them on a sheet pan and cook for 7 minutes!
Looking for the perfect sauce to go with them, you should try my Old Bay Aioli. They also go great with Tarter Sauce! No matter what sauce you use, I can guarantee you will love these!Print
Maryland Crab Balls make the perfect appetizer but are also great for dinner!! Goes great with my Old Bay Aioli!
- 1 point Lump Crab Meat
- 4 tablespoon Almond Flour
- 1 tablespoon Old Bay
- 1 tablespoon Dried Parsly
- 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise ***see note
- 2 teaspoon Coconut Amino
- 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl
- For the mixture into one inch balls
- Spread out on a baking sheet
- Bake for 7 minutes
- Enjoy with Old Bay Aioli!
- Cook for 7 minutes
***if following a specific diet, make sure your Mayonnaise is compliant or use homemade!
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