“Crab”Cakes & Grits

Here’s a nice weekend brunch recipe for you! Out of all the meat substitutes on the market these days (a few of which I truly like), I really appreciate a recipe that mimics the dishes I used to enjoy but with a vegetable that I can use as the substitute. It always ends up cheaper than pre-made meat substitutes, with fewer and more recognizable ingredients.

With that being said, artichoke hearts saved the day on this one, and this will be a brunch staple in my house. I also think this would make a very good sandwich as well. When I confirm, I’ll definitely update! Recipes for the crab cake, aioli, and grits are below!

You’ll need:

For the “crab” cakes (Makes 4-6 patties):

One jar of artichoke hearts

1/2 onion or 1 shallot

2 stalks of celery

1 tbsp of cornstarch

1/2 box of Zatarain’s Fish Fri

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1/2 tsp dill weed

1/2 tsp garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste

For the aioli:

1 tbsp vegan mayo

1/2 tsp parsley

juice from 1/2 lemon

salt to taste

For the grits:

1 cup instant grits

1 box of vegetable broth

1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast

1 tsp garlic powder

For your “crab” cakes, heat olive oil on medium. Roughly chop your onion/shallot and celery, and sauté in olive oil until tender but not too soft (about 3 minutes on medium). Next, put them in a blender, along with the (drained) jar of artichoke hearts. Blend on low speed for about 10 seconds. You don’t want this mushy, just mixed well. Empty the blender contents into a bowl, and stir in the cornstarch (this will bind it), and the seasonings. Make patties a little smaller than your palm (you should get 4-6). Coat it in the fish fry, and fry on each side until golden.

For the aioli, in a small bowl, just whisk the ingredients!

For the grits, prepare according to package instructions; just substitute water for vegetable broth and stir in the nutritional yeast and garlic powder while they are cooking.

That’s it! If you enjoy or put a cool spin on it, come back and let me know in the comments!

Wishing you much Love and Veggieness,


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Tina Burton says:

    Oooooo this looks yummy!


    1. Briana says:

      thank you ❤️


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