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lions mane mushroom crab cakes on plate with lemon and tartar sauce

Lion's Mane Mushroom Recipes: Crab Cakes

These Lion’s Mane Mushroom Recipes will blow your mind, featuring a Lion’s Mane Mushroom Crab Cake so delicious you won’t believe it is meatless!
Course Appetizer, dinner
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 3 cakes
Calories 206kcal
Author Aubrey
Cost $10


  • Saute Pan


  • 8 oz Lion's Mane mushroom
  • 1 egg (or flax egg)
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup onion (finely diced)
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp salt (to your taste)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp oil (to fry cakes)
  • 2 optimal garnish: lemon wedges

Quick Tartar Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp dill pickle relish
  • 1/4 tsp old bay seasoning


  • Hand shred Lion's Mane Mushroom into small pieces resembling texture of flakey crab.
  • In large bowl, combine egg, mayonnaise, onion, Worcestershire sauce, old bay seasoning, Dijon mustard, parsley (finely chopped), salt and pepper. Mix until fully incorporated.
  • Mix in Lion's Mane Mushroom until fully incorporated.
  • Mix in Panko breadcrumbs until fully incorporated.
  • Form mixture into 3-4 equal size round flat patties (about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick).
  • Heat oil in sauté pan on medium/high heat.
  • Cook patties for approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Should be golden brown and cooked throughout.
  • Add optional garnish, squeeze of lemon and enjoy!


  1. Leftovers and Storage: Transfer to airtight container or dish. Refrigerate for up to 48 hours. Can reheat and serve.
  2. Vegan/Vegetarian Substitutions or Omission: You can use vegan mayonnaise and flax egg in place of regular mayonnaise and egg in this recipe.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg