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Three air fryer crab cakes on a plate with two lemon wedges.
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Air Fryer Crab Cakes

These air fryer crab cakes are every bit as delicious as the fried version, but so much healthier in the air fryer! You won’t believe how easy it is to make them, either.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer crab cakes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 1 Large mixing bowl
  • 1 Rubber spatula
  • 1 Air Fryer


  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chives minced
  • 1 stalk fresh celery finely chopped
  • 1 pound lump crab meat
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  • Preheat an air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Old Bay, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, celery, chives, salt and pepper until well combined.
    1 egg, ¼ cup mayonnaise, Juice of ½ lemon, 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning, 1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, 1 Tablespoon fresh chives, 1 stalk fresh celery
  • Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the crab meat and bread crumbs into the mayonnaise mixture. Only mix until combined so as not to break down the crab meat too much.
    1 pound lump crab meat, ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Form into 4 equal sized patties. Spray the outside of each with nonstick cooking spray, then arrange them in an even layer in the basket of the air fryer. Cook for 14 to 16 minutes until cooked through and golden brown. Depending on the size of your air fryer, it may be necessary to cook in two batches.
    Nonstick cooking spray


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1757mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg