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Crab cakes on a plate topped with fresh green onion tops.
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4.60 from 5 votes

Air Fryer Crab Cakes

These Air Fryer Crab Cakes are wonderful and full of flavor! Made with jumbo lump crab meat, mayo, breadcrumbs, bell pepper, seasonings, and more.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 179kcal


  • 12 ounce jumbo lump crab meat
  • 2 eggs 
  • 3 Tablespoons mayo
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced small
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 


  • Heat the air fryer to 390 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the air fryer basking with cooking spray or parchment paper.
  • Mix the crab meat, bell pepper, mayo, breadcrumbs, eggs, and seasonings in a large bowl.
  • Measure out the crab mixture into patties with 1/2 cup measuring cup. 
  • Form the patties to be no larger than 1" thickness. 
  • Add the patties in a single layer to the prepared air fryer basket. Spray the tops of the patties. Cook for 8 minutes. 
  • Spray the top of the patties and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. 
  • Remove the patties and squeeze fresh lemon juice and top with diced green onion.


Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 
Prepare the patties up to 48 hours in advance, and store in the refrigerator until ready to cook. 
Reheat the patties in the air fryer on 350 degrees for 4-5 minutes or until heated through. 


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 597IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg
**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.
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