Fried King Crab Legs starts with frozen Alaskan King Crab Legs, dipped, and breaded in our custom coating. We fry them in lard in a cast iron dutch oven.
These massive king legs were filled with meat, dipped in our homemade breading, and fried to a perfect golden brown crunch… absolutely stunning!
FRIED KING CRAB LEGS
Growing up in Corbin, Kentucky, we ate tons of fish that we caught locally from ponds, but we never saw or heard of Alaskan King Crab Legs. As adults, we love king crab legs but rarely get the opportunity to enjoy them. So, this was an absolute pleasure for us to make them for you. Honestly, nothing compares to our breaded fried king crab legs. The typical side dish for us is our Baked Potato.
Our homemade breading recipe is the slam dunk in this dish. Once you’ve tasted our remarkable Fried Crab Legs recipe, you’ll never see crab legs the same. Their appearance is breathtaking, the taste is unbelievably delicious… that marvelous juicy crab meat, and the breading fried golden brown to perfection!
Our Legs are not just stunning, the breading makes it delectable, and the crab meat is light, juicy, and tasty. This king crab legs recipe will be a gigantic hit for the holidays and can be paired with nearly any side dish.
The appearance of our Legs is fantastic. This will be your favorite King Crab Legs recipe!
INGREDIENTS FOR CRAB LEGS RECIPE
Large Alaskan King Crab Legs – thawed
Old Bay Seasoning
HOW TO MAKE FRIED CRAB LEGS
Allow Alaskan King Crab Legs to thaw in the refrigerator.
Use scissors to cut down the back of each crab leg section.
Use your fingers to get inside the leg to loosen the meat and remove it by pulling the meat through the opening. Set aside.
In a shallow dish, beat eggs and water until blended. Set aside.
In a shallow bowl, combine flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, cayenne, and 1/2 teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning.
Whisk to combine and set aside.
In another shallow bowl, whisk together panko and remaining Old Bay seasoning. Set aside.
Dredge meat in flour mixture on both sides and shake off excess.
Dip in egg wash on both sides and allow excess to drip off.
Dip in breadcrumb mixture on both sides and press gently to get breading to stick.
Fry in 350-375 degree oil turning periodically until breading is golden brown (about 5 minutes).
Place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
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Fried Alaskan King Crab Legs
- 3 Alaskan King Crab Legs
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tbsp Water
- 3/4 cup Flour
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 Pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning divided
- 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper divided
- 3/4 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
- Use scissors/crackers to cut breakdown crab legs and remove meat. Set aside.
- Discard shells.
- In a shallow dish, beat eggs and water until blended. Set aside.
- In a shallow bowl, combine flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, 1 teaspoon Old Bay and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
- Whisk to combine and set aside.
- In another shallow bowl, whisk together panko, remaining Old Bay seasoning and remaining cayenne pepper. Set aside.
- Dredge meat in flour mixture on both sides and shake off excess.
- Dip in egg wash on both sides and allow excess to drip off.
- Dip in breadcrumb mixture on both sides and press gently to get breading to stick.
- Fry in 350-375 oil for turning periodically until breading is golden brown (about 4 minutes).
- Place on paper towel lined plate to drain.
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