Air Fryer Copycat Legal Seafood Crab Cakes-If you love crab cakes, this is the perfect recipe for you. Today, I bring you my recipe for Copycat Legal Seafood Crab Cakes. Loaded with onion, mayonnaise, seasonings, and juicy crab in every single bite. Serve these up for lunch or dinner this week, and wow your family or guests.
If you have never made crab cakes, this is a great recipe to start with. They are a staple in Maryland, which is a short drive from my home. So, when we venture out with the kids and crab a nice seafood dinner in Maryland. We always order Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes at the restaurant. They are delicious.
Air Fryer Copycat Legal Seafood Crab Cakes
If you are not familiar with why Maryland is famous for crab. I can tell you that they are famous for the Chesapeake Blue Crabs. The Chesapeake Bay is a body of water that reaches from Maryland to Virginia Beach and is loaded with seafood.
What Is A Crab Cake
Crab cakes are one seafood dish that so many love. You will use a mix of spices, mayo, egg, and more to help create patties. These patties get air fried in the air fryer. It is almost like a burger, but it is a seafood dish. They are loaded with rich crab flavor and spices and herbs to compliment the lump crab.
SOME COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED ABOUT AIR FRYER CRAB CAKES–
WHAT ARE SOME GOOD SAUCES TO SERVE WITH THE CRAB CAKES?
I usually use my homemade tartar sauce, which can be found here: HOMEMADE TARTAR SAUCE.
But other ways to serve Air Fryer Crab Cakes would be with lemon wedges.
Best Crab To Use For Crab Cakes
Jumbo lump crab or lump crab is the best option for making these crab cakes. You will find the fresh and delicious crab will be the star of these cakes. I have found the best crab cakes are simple. You will find that the best crab cakes use ingredients to add flavor without overpowering the crab flavor.
Substitute For Panko Bread Crumbs
If you don’t want to use panko crumbs, you can easily use classic breadcrumbs or even add more saltines for the swap. I love the mix of the two; it helps add texture and flavor. But, feel free to use what you have or prefer to use.
Do Crab Cakes Store Well
Like anything, when it comes to seafood, it is always best when served fresh. If you happen to have extras, you are more than welcome to refrigerate your leftovers.
Then you can eat your leftover cakes cold or heat them in the microwave, in a non-stick skillet, or even your air fryer. To do the air fryer, just heat until the cakes are fully warmed through. This method will help to give you a crispier texture.
Can I Double This Maryland Crab Cake Recipe
You are more than welcome to double this recipe. The biggest thing is to batch cook your crab cakes. You do not want to have your cakes touching, or they will stay soft and be undercooked in that area.
Go right ahead and make as many as you would like. You can keep the cooked cakes on a tray in a single layer. Please place in the oven at 200 degrees to keep them warm until you are ready to serve them up.
Can you freeze crab cakes cooked and uncooked?
Crab cakes can be frozen raw and cooked. Both methods work, and it is truly whatever you prefer. Let me share how to do them both ways, so you have the option.
Freezing Crab Cakes Uncooked | For freezing these cakes uncooked, you will shape them into your patties. Then place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in the freezer. Allow the cakes to freeze for around 2 hours. Then wrap each cake in plastic wrap. Then place in an airtight container or freezer bag.
For raw, thaw and then cook until the crab is fully cooked and warmed through.
Freezing Crab Cakes Cooked | Allow your cooked cakes to cool down, and then wrap each in plastic wrap. Store the same way as raw in an airtight container or freezer bag!
Just reheat in the microwave, in a pan on the stove, or toss in the air fryer to crisp them up.
SOME GREAT AIR FRYER SIDE DISHES-
- AIR FRYER CLASSIC CORNBREAD
- INSTANT POT ACORN SQUASH
- AIR FRYER CORN FRITTERS
- HOW TO COOK FROZEN CORN KERNELS IN THE AIR FRYER
- INSTANT POT CORN ON THE COB
SOME HELPFUL PRODUCTS USED IN MAKING, THIS RECIPE,
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This is a great copycat recipe that I found at one of my favorite stores, Stonewall Kitchen. I have been making this for years; today, I changed it to an air fryer recipe!
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers
- 1 pound crabmeat
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, dry mustard, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire, egg, and saltines, mix well.
- Then gently fold in the crab meat.
- Shape the patties, and then set them in the refrigerator for about an hour.
- Spray the crab cakes generously with olive oil spray, and then set the temperature to 350 degrees F for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes, flip and add another 7 minutes (spray again)
- Plate, serve and enjoy!
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