Exquisite Lion's Mane Mushroom Crab Cakes

The star of this dish, the Lion's Mane mushroom, brings a taste of the wild to our Lions Mane Crab Cake Recipe. Its succulent flavor and texture, similar to crab meat, make the Lions Mane Crab Cake an exquisite fusion of land and sea. The tender flakiness of Lion's Mane mushrooms melds seamlessly with the crisp outer crust, delivering a delectable crunch with every bite. Enjoy the culinary journey this recipe offers, and delight in the novel flavors you're about to create and enjoy.
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
15 minutes
Active Time
20 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes
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Exquisite Lion's Mane Mushroom Crab Cakes
- 2 cups of Lion's Mane mushrooms, shredded (to mimic crab meat texture)
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 1/2 cups of panko bread crumbs, divided
- 1/4 cup of vegetable oil


Step 1 - Clean & shred mushrooms

Begin by cleaning the Lion's Mane mushrooms with a damp paper towel to remove any dirt or debris. Shred the mushrooms using a fork to mimic the texture of crab meat.

Step 2 - Combine remaining ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, egg, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, black pepper, and fresh parsley.

Step 3 - Fold & coat mushrooms

Fold in the shredded Lion's Mane mushrooms and 1 cup of panko bread crumbs into the mixture, ensuring it's well combined without over-mixing.

Place the remaining 1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs in a shallow dish.

Form the mushroom mixture into eight 2-inch diameter patties, and gently coat each patty with the remaining panko crumbs.

Step 4 - Cook patties

Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully place the patties in the skillet and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.

Step 5 - Drain & serve

Transfer the cooked crab cakes onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.

What are Lion's Mane mushrooms?

Lion's Mane mushrooms are a unique variety of edible fungi known for their distinctive appearance and potential health benefits. They have cascading spines rather than gills, resembling a lion's mane as they grow, hence the name. Traditionally used in Chinese medicine, they have found their way into modern cuisine due to their seafood-like texture and nutritional properties.

What do Lion's Mane mushrooms taste like?

Lion's Mane mushrooms have a tender, meaty texture with a flavor often likened to seafood, particularly crab or lobster. Their subtle, delicate taste makes them a versatile ingredient, able to mingle well with various herbs, spices, and other flavor components.

Where can I buy Lion's Mane mushrooms?

Great question – check out our marketplace where you can buy lions mane mushrooms directly from foragers and cultivators.

Read more here about lions mane mushrooms.

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