Recipes and Cooking Pretzel-Crusted Air-Fryer Crab Cakes Pretzels provide an irresistible breading for this air-fryer crab cake recipe. Enjoy with the homemade tangy mustard-mayo dipping sauce. By Colleen Weeden Colleen Weeden As a food expert, Colleen Weeden has written extensively for Better Homes & Gardens. From airfryer tips to advice on how to poach an egg, she shares her passion for food with practical, easy-to-follow tips. She has also contributed to Midwest Living magazine. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 6, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Cook Time: 8 mins Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 28 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 12 crab cakes + 3/4 cup sauce Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 egg, lightly beaten ¾ cup finely crushed pretzels 2 tablespoon mayonnaise 5 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard ½ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning 1 pound lump crab meat, flaked Nonstick cooking spray 2 tablespoon butter, melted ¾ cup mayonnaise Directions In a medium bowl combine egg, 1/2 cup of the pretzels, 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise, 1 tsp. of the mustard, and the Old Bay seasoning. Stir in crab meat. Shape mixture into twelve 1/2-inch-thick patties, using 1/4 cup mixture for each patty. Place remaining 1/4 cup pretzels in a shallow dish. Dip patties into pretzels, turning to coat. Coat air-fryer basket with cooking spray. Preheat air fryer at 400°F. Working in batches, arrange crab cakes in a single layer in prepared basket. Drizzle with some of the melted butter. Cook 8 minutes or until golden and heated through (160°F), turning once. Transfer crab cakes to a plate; keep warm. For sauce, in a small bowl combine 3/4 cup mayonnaise and remaining 4 tsp. mustard. Serve crab cakes with sauce. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 190 Calories 15g Fat 6g Carbs 8g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 190 % Daily Value * Total Fat 15g 19% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 77mg 26% Sodium 406mg 18% Total Carbohydrate 6g 2% Protein 8g Calcium 58mg 4% Iron 0.3mg 2% Potassium 10mg 0% Folate, total 2.8mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.