Air Fryer Cajun Crab Cakes


This is a small batch recipe making just three crab cakes in an air fryer, but can be doubled easily. The seasoning is a starting point and can be adjusted as needed.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
3 crab cakes


  • ¾ cup panko bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 egg

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ¾ teaspoon Cajun seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper (Optional)

  • 4 ounces fresh lump crabmeat

  • 3 tablespoons remoulade sauce, or to taste

  • 3 brioche slider buns (Optional)


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 370 degrees F (188 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions.

  2. Mix bread crumbs, mayonnaise, egg, Worcestershire, mustard, Cajun seasoning, salt, cayenne, and pepper together in a small mixing bowl. Fold in crabmeat gently.

  3. Form into 3 equal-size crab cakes using a biscuit cutter. Place cakes on a parchment round and transfer to the air fryer basket.

  4. Cook in the preheated air fryer for 6 minutes. Flip and continue to cook until browned, about 6 minutes more. Serve with remoulade sauce on slider buns.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

557 Calories
34g Fat
56g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 557
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 1315mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 102mg 2%

* 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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