Air Fryer Crab Claws Recipe

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

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    5 g
  • Fat

    18 g
  • Fiber

    3.1 g
  • Protein

    20 g
  • Saturated Fat

    1 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    153 mg
  • Sugar

    0.5 g
  • Trans Fat

    11 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    1.1 g
  • Potassium

    20 mg
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Air fryer crab claws recipe. Learn how to cook yummy and crispy crab claws in an air fryer. I used homemade Dim Sump Shrimp Paste, to make this recipe.

How to Make Crab Claws in an Air Fryer

To make delicious and crispy crab claws in an air fryer, follow these simple steps. First, gather your ingredients: 8 cooked crab claws, 1 large egg lightly beaten, 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, and 1/2 cup (125 ml) Dim Sum shrimp sauce.

Start by preheating your air fryer to 400°F (200°C). While the air fryer is heating up, prepare the crab claws. Dip each claw into the beaten egg, ensuring it is fully coated. Then, roll the claw in the flour, making sure it is evenly coated. Next, dip the claw back into the beaten egg and roll it in the breadcrumbs, pressing gently to ensure the breadcrumbs adhere to the claw.

Once all the crab claws are coated, place them in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook the claws for 8-10 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy.

While the crab claws are cooking, heat the Dim Sum shrimp sauce in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally to prevent it from burning.

Once the crab claws are done, remove them from the air fryer and serve them hot with the warmed Dim Sum shrimp sauce for dipping. The air fryer gives the crab claws a crispy texture without the need for deep frying, making them a healthier alternative. Enjoy this tasty appetizer or main dish with family and friends.

Crab Claws Serving Suggestions

When it comes to serving crab claws, there are several delicious options to consider. One popular serving suggestion is to serve the crab claws with a side of melted butter. The rich and creamy butter complements the sweet and delicate flavor of the crab meat perfectly. Another option is to serve the crab claws with a tangy cocktail sauce. The zesty flavors of the sauce add a refreshing kick to the dish.

For a more adventurous twist, you can serve the crab claws with a spicy aioli sauce. The creamy aioli with a hint of heat pairs well with the succulent crab meat. If you’re looking for a lighter option, consider serving the crab claws on a bed of fresh greens with a light vinaigrette dressing. This adds a refreshing and healthy element to the dish.

If you want to get creative, you can also use the crab claws as a topping for a seafood pasta dish or as a garnish for a seafood salad. The possibilities are endless when it comes to serving crab claws.

No matter how you choose to serve them, the air fryer crab claws will be a hit at any gathering. The crispy texture and flavorful meat make them a crowd-pleasing appetizer or main dish. So go ahead and get creative with your serving suggestions and enjoy the deliciousness of air fryer crab claws.

How to Store Leftovers

When it comes to storing leftover crab claws made in an air fryer, there are a few important considerations to keep in mind. First, it’s crucial to ensure that the crab claws are properly cooled before storing them. Allow them to cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes, and then transfer them to an airtight container.

To maintain the freshness and flavor of the crab claws, it’s best to store them in the refrigerator. Place the container in the coldest part of the fridge, such as the back or bottom shelf. This will help to prevent any potential temperature fluctuations that could affect the quality of the crab meat.

When storing the crab claws, it’s important to keep them separate from any sauces or dips that were served with them. This will help to prevent the crab meat from becoming soggy or absorbing any unwanted flavors. If you have any leftover sauce or dip, store it in a separate container.

Crab claws can typically be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. However, it’s always best to consume them as soon as possible to enjoy the optimal taste and texture. Before consuming any leftover crab claws, make sure to inspect them for any signs of spoilage, such as a strong odor or slimy texture. If they appear questionable, it’s best to discard them to avoid any potential foodborne illnesses.

By following these storage guidelines, you can enjoy the deliciousness of air fryer crab claws even after they have been cooked. So, don’t let any leftovers go to waste and savor the flavors of this delectable seafood dish.

Air Fryer Crab Claws Recipe

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  • 8 cooked crab claws
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) Dim Sum shrimp sauce


Step 1

Using paper towels blot excess moisture from the crab claws. Set aside.

Step 2

Pour the beaten eggs into a small bowl. Put Dim Sum shrimp paste in another small bowl.

Step 3

Coat the crab claws generously with shrimp paste. Roll the coated crab claws in the flour, then dip into the beaten egg. Finally, roll in breadcrumbs.

Step 4

Preheat your air fryer to 400 F (200 C) for 5 minutes. Place the crab claws in the air fryer basket. Spray with cooking oil spray.

Step 5

Fry carb claws at 400 F (200 C) for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown.

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