Mock Crab Cakes

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Izzy Knight

Here's a terrific tofu recipe that even the most tenacious tofu skeptic will succumb to :0)

Top Review by Mirj2338

As a vegan wannabe I'm always looking for innovative animal-protein-free meals, and this one is now at the top of my list! Toasting the breadcrumbs first is an excellent and delicious idea. Instead of parsley I added a healthy dose of cilantro. It used up the last of my Old Bay Seasoning, but was well worth it! Izzy -- this is a real winner, thanks for posting it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 7 slices whole wheat bread, broken into large pieces
  • 34 cup minced celery
  • 34 cup white onion, chopped
  • 12 cup minced carrot
  • 1 small green pepper, minced
  • 14 cup chopped parsley
  • 12 cup canola oil (or other veg oil)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 16 ounces firm regular tofu, pressed (I like vacuum sealed White Wave)
  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 34 cup eggless vegan mayonnaise


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a food processor or blender, whirl bread pieces into fine crumbs.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until dried and toasty.
  4. Remove from oven; set aside.
  5. Brush a skillet with oil and cook celery, onion, carrot, pepper and parsley until softened, about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat; set aside.
  7. Pulse tofu in food processor to a cottage cheese consistency, being careful not to puree it.
  8. In a large bowl, combine tofu, sauteed vegetable mixture, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, mayonnaise and seasoning. Mix well.
  9. Using about 1/3 cup for each, form mixture into 10 patties about 3 inch across and 1/2 inch thick.
  10. Coat each patty with remaining bread crumbs to cover.
  11. Place patties on a sprayed or nonstick baking sheet and spray tops lightly with cooking spray.
  12. Bake 15 minutes.
  13. Carefully turn cakes over and return to the oven to bake until second side is toasty and browned, about 10 minutes.
  14. Makes 10 cakes.

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