Deep Fried Crab Legs

Frozen Alaskan King Crab Legs are dipped and breaded in our special coating before being fried. In a cast iron dutch oven, we fry them in lard.

These massive king legs were stuffed with meat, breaded, and fried to a golden brown crunch… Absolutely breathtaking!

We ate a lot of fish from local ponds when we were kids in Corbin, Kentucky, but we never saw or heard of Alaskan King Crab Legs.
We love king crab legs as adults, but we don’t get to eat them very often.
As a result, it was a great pleasure for us to create them for you.
Nothing beats our breaded fried king crab legs, to be honest.
Our Baked Potato is a typical side dish for us.

ingredients

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

Instructions

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.