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Grub Cakes

What I call Grubcakes, others call ‘Crab Cakes.’ I absolutely love watching the Food Network, particularly Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. I get inspired by all the food presented on the shows. Unfortunately most of it is not Vegan. However, that is where I get my inspiration. I want to be able to recreate childhood favorites, comfort foods and bar food classics into dishes that Vegans and Non Vegans can enjoy together without the harm to innocent animals. Where there is a will, there is a way and we’re on our way…

Whenever I see ‘crabcakes’ on the show with the special sauce on top I stop whatever I’m doing and pay full attention. That’s when I knew “I must recreate these bad boys.” And that’s exactly what I did and you can do too.

These will change your life.


1/2 cup cracker crumbs

1-14oz can of hearts of palm

½ sweet onion, chopped

1/3 cup chopped bell pepper (I used yellow and orange)

3 teaspoons of creole seasoning or Old Bay Seasoning

1 tbl of Nutritional Yeast

1 tsp of white or red wine vinegar

1 Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg, prepared

2 green onions, chopped, use green and white part

2 teaspoons garlic salt

2 tablespoons FYH Vegenaise

½ cup flour, seasoned with a little salt and pepper

Roughly ¼ cup of oil for frying

Olive Oil

Chopped parsley or green onions for serving


In a food processor pulse your hearts of palms 3 times or more

Hearts of palm should be shreds and look flaky, like crab meat

(If you don’t have a food processor, just give them a good rough chop)

Heat a little olive oil in a medium pan

Add in your onion and bell pepper

Sauté for roughly 5 minutes

Onion should be opaque, drain liquid from onions and peppers

In a mixing bowl add hearts of palm, sautéed onion pepper mix, bread crumbs, creole seasoning, green onions, vegan mayo, nutritional yeast, vinegar, garlic salt, vegan egg

Mix well

Form the batter into half dollar size balls, roll into flour and form into patties

Let the patties chill in freezer 10 minutes before frying.

Heat your frying oil over medium high heat

Once oil is hot add in your patties, in batches

Let them fry on each side for 3-5 minutes until golden brown and crispy

Serve with remoulade sauce, recipe below, and sprinkle with parsley or green onions

Serve and Enjoy!


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