Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Crab Cakes

Crab cakes are a popular dish in the United States, particularly in areas with access to fresh seafood such as the Chesapeake Bay region. They are typically made with crab meat, bread crumbs, and various seasonings, and can be served as an appetizer or as a main dish. The use of an air fryer to cook crab cakes is a relatively new trend, as it allows for a healthier and more convenient cooking method compared to traditional frying.

Air Fried Crab Cakes

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: AppetizerCuisine: American
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Crispy and flavorful crab cakes made in the air fryer. These crab cakes are perfect for a quick and easy dinner or as an appetizer for a party.


  • 1 pound crab meat

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • Lemon wedges and dipping sauce for serving


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine 1 pound of crab meat, 1 beaten egg, 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, 1/4 cup of bread crumbs, 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.
  • Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
  • Form the mixture into 6 equal-sized crab cakes.
  • Place the crab cakes in the air fryer basket, making sure to leave some space between them.
  • Cook the crab cakes for 10 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
  • Once the crab cakes are golden brown and crispy, remove them from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes.
  • Serve the crab cakes with lemon wedges and your favorite dipping sauce, such as tartar sauce or cocktail sauce.


  • Make sure to preheat your air fryer before cooking the crab cakes.
  • You can use either lump crab meat or canned crab meat for this recipe.
  • For best results, flip the crab cakes halfway through cooking to ensure even browning.

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