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Baked or air fried crab cakes
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Baked Crab Cakes

In this blog post I show you how to make baked, air fried and fried crab cakes with cucumber dill yogurt sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 14 cakes
Author: Bailey


For The Crab Cake

  • 1 can artichoke hearts rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup oyster crackers or saltines
  • 1 cup lump crab meat
  • cup bell peppers
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • ¼ cup cooked corn kernals
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tbsp fresh parsely chopped
  • ½ tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • ¼ cup mayo or yogurt
  • tsp salt

cucumber dill yogurt sauce 

  • ¼ cup plain Wallaby yogurt
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbs grated cucumber use the small holes of a cheese grater. Squeeze liquid out of the grated cucumber over the sink with a paper towel
  • 1 tsp chopped dill


  • Place the crackers in a food processor and blend until there are no chunks and it's similar to a bread crumb or flour. Set aside in a bowl.
    Now place rinsed and drained artichokes and crab meat into food processor and blend so there aren't big chunks. In a separate bowl mix up veggies and mayo, add the artichoke crab mix and stir in the cracker flour and seasonings. Mix well
    Use a 1/4 measuring cup to measure out each crab cake. Choose your cooking method below 

Pan Frying

  • Scoop crab cakes out, form a patty with hands place in a hot skillet with oil covering the bottom. cook for about 4 minutes each side. place on a plate with paper towel to soak up excess oil


  • Scoop crab cakes out, form a patty with hands. Place on a sheet pan with parchment paper. Spray with olive oil and bake at 375 for 45 minutes. be sure to flip carefully halfway through. 

Air Frying

  • Scoop crab cakes out with 1/4 c measuring up shape the cakes with hands and place into air fryer (about 5 at a time) and cook for 20 minutes on 375. 

Cucumber Dill Yogurt Sauce

  • Place yogurt and all other ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until all flavors are blended together. Top crab cakes with a dollop of the yogurt sauce, avocado slices, cucumber slices, lemon wedges whatever you prefer!