Air Fryer Crab Cakes

Overview of air fryer crab cakes with a sauce on a white background


  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning or Cajun seasoning
  • Juice of half of a lemon, plus extra for slices
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (or 2 teaspoons dried)
  • 1 pound crab meat
  • 2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 large piece of jarred roasted red pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon capers


  1. Preheat air fryer to 360 degrees F.
  2. Whisk egg, mayo (or Greek yogurt), mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay, lemon juice, and salt together in a bowl. Then add the parsley, crab meat, panko bread crumbs, green onion, red pepper, and capers, and mix gently.
  3. Form crab mixture into 8 equally sized patties, using a 1/3 cup measuring cup. Press patties together gently without flattening the patty – just enough for mixture to stick together.
  4. Cook in the air fryer for 7 minutes. Flip the patties, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Serve warm with lemon slices and your favorite dipping sauce, if desired.

Keywords: crab cakes, air fryer, seafood