Air Fryer Breaded Sea Scallops


Cook lightly breaded sea scallops in the air fryer with the same results as deep frying, but without the smell or mess!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • ½ cup finely crushed buttery crackers (such as Ritz®)

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 pound sea scallops, patted dry

  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F (198 degrees C).

  2. Mix cracker crumbs, garlic powder, and seafood seasoning together in a shallow bowl. Place melted butter in a second shallow bowl.

  3. Dip each scallop in melted butter, then roll in the breading until completely coated. Set on a plate and repeat with remaining scallops.

  4. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Arrange scallops in the prepared basket so that they are not touching each other; you may need to work in batches.

  5. Cook in the preheated air fryer for 2 minutes. Turn scallops over gently with a small spatula and cook until opaque, about 2 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

282 Calories
18g Fat
14g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 589mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 302mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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