Crab cakes are some of my favorite easy foods to pair with a salad for lunch. Or when crab cakes are served alongside other seafood or a steak, they make a good fancy dinner. Aldi sells several types of crab cakes from time to time. Some of them are sold refrigerated, but most are found in the limited-buy freezer aisle. I love Aldi Specially Selected Crab Cakes because they don’t skimp on meat, but I like other Aldi crab cakes, too. These oven ready crab cakes are a close second.
Fremont Fish Market Oven Ready Crab Cakes cost $4.49 at the time of publication for a 17-ounce package with five crab cakes. When Aldi stocks them, they can be found in the Aldi Find freezer area.
The package says these are “made with real and imitation crab meat and fish flakes.” (The fish is primarily pollock and/or whiting.) They’re wild caught and a product of the U.S. The crab was caught using pots in Major Fishing Area 77 in the Gulf of California, while the fish was caught using the trawl method in Major Fishing Area 67 in the Pacific Northwest.
If you’re concerned about allergens, these contain crustacean shellfish (crab), fish (pollock, whiting, anchovy), wheat, egg, milk, and soy.
One crab cake (3.4 ounces) has 170 calories, 6 grams of total fat (8% DV), 2 grams of saturated fat (10% DV), 30 mg of cholesterol (10% DV), 370 mg of sodium (16% DV), 21 grams of total carbohydrates (8% DV), 1 gram of dietary fiber (4% DV), 3 grams of total sugars, 1 gram of added sugar (2% DV), and 9 grams of protein.
To bake them, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place your desired number of crab cakes on an oven-safe tray and heat for 24-30 minutes. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
To deep fry, heat the oil to 350 degrees and fry the crab cakes for 4 1/2 to 5 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
These were piping hot inside and crispy on the outside after 30 minutes in my oven. The outer breading has a satisfying crunch, while the interior has small bits of crab and fish, a few pieces of diced bell peppers and onions, and a soft bready mixture. These don’t have as much meat as some other crab cakes Aldi sometimes sells, but they contain more shellfish and fish than the underwhelming lobster bites and shrimp bites Aldi has sold recently. They remind me of a meal I might get at a seafood restaurant where the food is served in a basket with a generous helping of fries, onion rings, or hush puppies on the side. Overall, these crab cakes are pretty good, and my kids like them, too.
Fremont Fish Market Oven Ready Crab Cakes have a crispy outer breading and a soft interior accented with bits of crab and fish. While not as meaty as some other crab cakes Aldi has sold, they’re decent in their own right. I usually pick up a package or two of these when I spot them at Aldi.