Lion’s Mane Crab Cake 

By Jaden Rae 

Is that crab? Nope! This is made from Lion’s Mane Mushrooms, which look and taste similar to crab. If you shred the Lion’s Mane into thin pieces it will resemble just the same as crab meat and makes a delicious vegetarian version of delicious crab cakes! 



Ready In:

2hrs 45min



Good For:



  • 6 ounces fresh lion’s mane mushrooms

  • 12 Ritz crackers (½ sleeve)

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley (or 1 tsp dried parsley flakes)

  • 1 teaspoon liquid aminos (like Bragg’s) or soy sauce

  • Few dashes of hot sauce (like Tabasco)

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

  • 4 lemon wedges

  • Tartar Sauce (optional)

Remoulade Sauce Recipe

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons minced sweet gherkins, pickles or sweet relish
  • 1 teaspoon pickle juice (or lemon juice)
  • 1-2 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning (or your favorite dried herb seasoning)
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh garlic (or generous pinch of garlic powder

Recipe Steps

  1. With your fingers, shred the lion’s mane mushrooms to resemble crabmeat, and add to a large bowl. To the bowl, add crushed Ritz crackers (I just use my hands to crumble.) Add the egg, mayonnaise, dijon mustard, Old Bay, parsley, liquid aminos and hot sauce. Mix thoroughly. Divide the mixture into four and use your hands to form patties.
  2. To make the Remoulade Sauce, in a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients.
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and drizzle in the cooking oil. When oil is shimmering, carefully add the patties. Cook and flip periodically, until both sides are browned and crispy, about 8 minutes total.
  4. Serve with lemon wedges and Remoulade Sauce.


Lion’s Mane is exceptionally high in protein and is an incredible source of non-animal essential amino acids! Check out the daily values below!

(Per portion: 100g of dry Lion’s Mane)

  • Protein 62% 62%
  • Magnesium 31% 31%
  • Iron 100% 100%

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