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air fryer crab cakes on a white plate with fresh lemon

Easy Air Fryer Fifteen Minute Crab Cakes

These Easy Air Fryer Fifteen Minute Crab Cakes are so quick to make! If you are a fan of Maryland jumbo lump crab cakes, you will love this recipe! Freeze these for later and reheat them easily from frozen.
Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer crab cakes, air fryer crab rangoon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 160kcal


  • cooking oil I used olive
  • 8 ounces of jumbo lump crab meat
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs I used whole wheat.
  • ¼ cup red peppers diced
  • ¼ cup green peppers diced
  • 1 medium egg
  • ¼ cup mayo I used reduced-fat.
  • ½ lemon juice of
  • 1 teaspoon flour


  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil.
  • Mix all of the ingredients together, with the exception of the flour.
  • Form the mixture into 4 patties. Apply a dash of flour to each of the patties.
  • Place the crab cakes in the Air Fryer. Spray the crab cakes with cooking oil.
  • Cook for 10 minutes on 370 degrees.
  • Cool before serving.



If you don't have Old Bay Seasoning you can use a combination of 1 teaspoon celery salt, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon dried nutmeg.


Serving: 1crab cakes | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 8g