These Maryland-style Air Fryer Crab Cakes are easy to make and done in 15-minutes! A showstopper of an appetizer packed with fresh crab meat that will delight your guests. These can be made ahead and cooked just when you need them.
Combine all the ingredients into a medium sized bowl and mix together.
Form the mixture into four patties.
Add to your air fryer. It helps to spray a little olive oil or to place parchment paper in the the basket.
Cook at 370-degrees for 10-minutes. Turn halfway through the cooking time.
Store in an airtight container for up to 3-5 days. Reheat in either the microwave or air fryer. To reheat in the air fryer just cook at 370-degrees for a minute or two.
Crab cakes can be frozen cooked or uncooked. Wrap each crab cake in plastic wrap, and then freeze for up to one month. Defrost in the refrigerator.
Buy high-quality crab meat! The crab is the star of the show and big chunks of fresh crab are a signature quality of this dish. Make sure the crab is chilled before using. Be gently when mixing the crab doesn't like it like when you're rough! LOL Using an ice cream scoop can help you form them into patties.This Air Fryer Crab Cake is a classic Maryland-style crab cake but don't be afraid to experiment. You can add finely diced green pepper or green onion to the mixture for something different. You can also play around with the spices to turn up the heat.