Air Fryer Cajun Crab Cakes

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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.


  • 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)


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

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

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

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.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Servings: 3 – Yield: 3 crab cakes



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