Air Fryer Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce

  • Yield: 4
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Ready In: 25m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    22.6 g
  • Cholesterol

    102.8 mg
  • Fat

    5.2 g
  • Fiber

    4.0 g
  • Protein

    27.6 g
  • Saturated Fat

    0.9 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    691.7 mg
  • Sugar

    6.2 g
  • Trans Fat

    0.6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    0.7 g
  • Potassium

    531.0 mg
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Air fryer crab cakes with remoulade sauce. These crab cakes are so easy to make and perfectly crispy. The remoulade sauce is creamy and spicy with a hint of lemon.

Health Benefits of Air Frying

Air frying is a healthier alternative to deep frying. It cooks food without the use of oil or grease and it can be done in an oven, which means you don’t need to have a fryer. Air frying is also much faster than deep frying and doesn’t create as much heat, which means your food will stay fresher for longer.

Air fryers are becoming more popular in recent years because they offer many health benefits over traditional deep-frying methods. Unlike traditional cooking methods, air fryers don’t use any oil or grease to cook food and they can be done in an oven which means you don’t even need a fryer! Air fryers are also much faster than traditional deep-frying methods and don’t create as much heat so your food doesn’t need to be cooked for a long time.

Some scientists believe that cooking your food in water harms the nutrients that would otherwise be preserved by frying it, but the fact is, that deep-frying can actually add a lot of flavor to your food. As long as you use healthy oils and prepare your vegetables before frying them, you can have delicious fried foods without the health risks of deep-frying.

There are some cons to using a deep-fryer, though. One issue is that the oil inside won’t heat up as quickly when being used for frying and it can take much longer for your food to cook.

Some people also have trouble cleaning their fryers after use (the oil can build up inside and make it difficult to remove). The biggest drawback of a deep-fryer is that you have to deal with the temperature both for cooking food and for cleaning. If your oil gets too hot, it can cause food to burn or adhere to the walls of the pot. If too cold, food will take longer to cook.

What are Crab Cakes?

Crab cakes are a delicacy that consists of crab meat, bread crumbs, and eggs. They are usually deep-fried or pan-fried.

Many people enjoy eating crab cakes because they are delicious and can be cooked in many different ways.

The Modern Day Air Fryer Crab Cake Recipe

Everyone has their own favorite way of making crab cakes. This recipe is one of the best ones out there. It’s not only delicious, but it’s also easy to make!

The crab cake is made with a remoulade sauce and it’s fried in an air fryer instead of a pan. The remoulade sauce is made by combining mayonnaise, mustard, capers, and lemon juice. The crab cake recipe is seasoned with salt and pepper and then mixed with bread crumbs and eggs before being shaped into patties. Once the patties are shaped, they are fried in an air fryer for about 5 minutes per side or until golden brown and crisp on the outside.

Air Fryer Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce

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  • To Make Remoulade Sauce:
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1½ teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon tiny capers, drained and finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • For Crab Cakes:
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs, divided
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 6 oz (180 g) crab meat
  • 2 tablespoons pasterized egg product
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning


Step 1

In a small mixing bowl, combine 3/4 cup (180 ml) of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, yellow mustard, vinegar, hot sauce, capers, salt, and black pepper. Whisk well, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Step 2

Place a parchment liner in the air fryer basket.

Step 3

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, and chopped scallions. Stir well. Reserve the other 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs in a small bowl.

Step 4

Add the remaining ingredients, except breadcrumbs to the mayonnaise mixture. Mix well to combine.

Step 5

Divide the crab mixture into four portions, then form the patties. Dredge each patty in the reserved breadcrumbs.

Step 6

Place crab cakes on the liner in the air fryer in a single layer. Spray with cooking spray. Fry at 400 F (200 C) for 10 minutes, flipping them halfway through. Serve hot with Remoulade sauce.

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