Easy Air Fryer Crab Cakes

Easy Air Fryer Crab Cakes

There is nothing like a delicious golden on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside crab cake. And thanks to the Air Fryer, I can make delicious crab cakes with less mess and less stress.I call myself a bit of a crab cake snob as I have eaten a ton of crab cakes over the years. If I see it on a restaurant menu I order it and sample it. Here’s what I’ve learned:

The best crab cakes taste like crab, lol. Meaning you don’t want too many fillings or ingredients that overpower the taste of the crab.

Less bread crumbs and more crab makes a supreme crab cake.

Use lump crab or jumbo lump crab meat when making crab cakes. You should be able to find this in the seafood section of your local grocer. It ain’t cheap (Mine was $14 for 8 oz) but it’s so worth it.

No eggs needed for this recipe. You want a moist crab cake but crab meat by itself is moist and since it’s made in the Air Fryer, you won’t need to flip it and you’ll still get that nice golden crust.

Tips and tricks

  • Nothing compares to a crab cake that is juicy and savory on the inside and gorgeously golden on the surface. And I can now create tasty crab cakes with less mess and worry thanks to the Air Fryer.
  • Because I’ve consumed so many crab cakes over the years, I consider myself to be a bit of a snob. If it’s listed on a menu at a restaurant, I’ll order it to try it. This is what I now know:
  • Lol, the finest crab cakes actually taste like crab. That is to say, you want to avoid using too many toppings or condiments to mask the flavor of the crab.
  • A great crab cake has less bread crumbs and more crab.
  • When preparing crab cakes, use lump or jumbo lump crab flesh. You This should be available in the seafood department of your neighborhood grocery store. Although mine cost $14 for eight ounces, it’s well worth the price.
  • This recipe does not require eggs. You want a moist crab cake, and since crab flesh is already moist, you won’t have to turn it to maintain that lovely golden crust when making it in the Air Fryer.


  1. Eight ounces of lump crab
  2. 1/4 cup finely sliced red bell pepper
  3. two chopped green onions
  4. Two teaspoons of mayonnaise
  5. Two teaspoons of bread crumbs
  6. One tablespoon of mustard dijon
  7. One tsp old bay seasoning
  8. Spray-on oil
  9. Lemon squeeze


  • In a bowl, mix together lump crab, red bell pepper, green onion, bread crumbs, mayonnaise, dijon mustard, and old bay.
  • Gently shape the mixture into four patties.
  • Put in the Air Fryer basket and give the tops a quick oil mist.
  • For ten minutes, air fried at 370 degrees Fahrenheit. Before serving, open them and squeeze some lemon over the tops.

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