Air Fryer Crab Cakes

Air Fryer Crab Cakes

This recipe for Air Fryer Crab Cakes is easy to make and tastes great. The outside is crispy, and the inside is soft and tasty.

The Beginning
Air Fryer Crab Cakes are a healthier take on a famous seafood dish. They are made with chunks of lump crab meat, spices, and a crispy coating that are cooked to perfection in an air fryer. This method makes sure the crust is golden brown without having to deep fry, so seafood lovers can eat it without feeling bad about it.


  1. One pound of lump crab meat that has been well drained
  2. 1/4 of a cup mayonnaise
  3. 1 big egg
  4. 1 tablespoon of mustard Dijon
  5. 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce

Use as much or as little Old Bay flavor as you like.

  1. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  2. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  3. Half a cup of Panko breadcrumbs
  4. 1/4 cup fresh parsley,
  5. chopped 1 tablespoon chives,
  6. chopped Spray cooking oil

Tips and Advice

  • Step 1: Get the crab cake mix ready.
  • Mix the Ingredients: Put lump crab meat, mayonnaise, egg, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay flavor, salt, and black pepper in a big bowl and mix them together slowly. Make sure you don’t break up the crab meat too much. Use a spoon or your hands to mix it slowly.
  • Add Breadcrumbs and Herbs: Add Panko breadcrumbs, chopped parsley, and chopped onions (if using), and mix them all together well. The mix should stay together when you make burgers out of it.
  • Step 2: Cut the crab cakes into shapes and put them in the fridge.
  • Form into Patties: Take equal amounts of the crab mixture and form each one into a burger that is about an inch thick. Put the crab cakes on a plate or baking sheet that has parchment paper on it.
  • Chill: Put the crab cakes in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to make them hard before cooking. When you air fry them, this helps them keep their shape better.
  • Step 3: Fry the crab cakes in the air fryer.
  • Warm Up the Air Fryer: Warm up your air fryer for about 5 minutes at 375°F (190°C).
  • Spray a little cooking spray on the air fryer basket before each batch of food. Place the crab cakes in the basket so that they are all in one layer. Leave room between them so that air can flow.
  • To air fry the crab cakes, heat the oil to 375°F (190°C) and cook them for 10 to 12 minutes, turning them over halfway through. Cook until the outside is golden brown and crispy and the inside is warm.
  • Step 4: Give it to them
    Do not serve hot. Take the crab cakes out of the air fryer and let them cool down for a few minutes. Put it on the plate hot and dip it in tartar sauce, lemon wedges, or your favorite sauce.
  • Hints and Changes
  • Crab Meat: For the best taste and texture, use good lump crab meat.
  • If you don’t want to eat gluten, you can use gluten-free breadcrumbs or gluten-free crackers that have been crushed.
  • Herbs: To change the taste, try using different herbs like parsley or dill.
  • Step 1: Make the crab cakes ahead of time. Then, put them in the fridge until you’re ready to cook them.

In conclusion
Air Fryer Crab Cakes are a delicious way to enjoy the tastes of lump crab meat with a crunchy outside that is also better for you than traditional frying. If you serve these crab cakes as a starter, a main dish, or as part of a seafood feast, they will surprise everyone with how good they taste and feel. Take your time making this recipe and enjoy how crispy and delicious air-fried crab cakes are!

People who like seafood and want to use their air fryer to make crab cakes that are healthier but still tasty should like this recipe.

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