Saturday, September 7, 2013

Tempeh Crab Cakes

The kitchen and camera are back in action!!  I thought vegan crab cakes would be the perfect meal to make now that our kitchen is officially done!  Last of the wall tile was put on and the artwork hung, now time to get down to business.

I found this recipe on Veg Web and  love that it is made with Tempeh vs. regular tofu.  Since the vegetables aren't cooked first, I would recommend to really dice them small.  The the veggies stay a bit crisp after frying, giving it a nice texture.  These are very flavorful and we will be making them again soon!!

Tempeh Crab Cakes

1            pkg. (8 oz.) tempeh, finely chopped
1/2         small yellow onion, finely chopped
1/2         yellow and red bell peppers, finely chopped
1            green onion, finely chopped
1            medium carrot, finely chopped
1            small celery, stalk, finely chopped
2            cloves garlic, minced
1/4         cup oyster mushrooms, finely chopped
5            tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
1/2         medium lemon, juiced
1/4         teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
1            egg replacer (I use Ener-G)
2            tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/2         tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
1/2         teaspoon dried mustard
              dash cayenne
              salt and pepper to taste
1/2         sheet nori
1/3         cup Ritz-style crackers, crushed
              peanut oil, as needed
              all purpose flour, to dust
In a very large bowl, mix the tempeh with all the vegetables. Add in the condiments and spices. Mix well.
Over a burner, toast the nori on each side. Crumble into the bowl. Add the crackers. Mix contents well. Heat a large skillet with peanut oil over medium heat.
Dust the counter with flour. Form the crab cake mixture into medium sized balls. Flatten a bit and coat the entire crab cake in flour. Fry on each side until completely golden.
Sever with vegan tartar sauce or horseradish sauce and coleslaw.


  1. Delicious! Love your food photography!

    1. Thank you! My husband's camera died and I had to take some with an Iphone but we are back to the regular camera again!!!