Fried Crab Legs Recipe

Fried Crab Legs Recipe

Crab legs are one of the most savoury foods that can be on your table. There are so many ways to prepare them and they can be a part of a variety of dishes. An excellent crab recipe uses this seafood as an appetizer or in the main course dish. I love crab legs. If you love them too, you will enjoy this fried crab legs recipe. They are really tasty. You have to try them.

fried crab legs is a delicious appetizer that is especially easy to make and is perfect for an impromptu party or gets together with friends. The crab legs, Old Bay Seasoning and spices make a great combination, and the sweet and tangy dressing is just right to go along with it.

The fried crab legs recipe is one of the easiest and most popular appetizers. They are quick to prepare and fabulous to eat. They can be served with a variety of different condiments, like horseradish, dill pickle relish, scallions and so on. They can also be used as an appetizer, snack, and side dish! 

How To Make Fried Crab Legs

This simple and easy recipe makes your crab legs even more delicious! The recipe combines sweet, savory and salty tastes to create a unique flavor profile to give your crab legs a new, fresh taste. The ingredients you need to prepare this recipe are not that many, but you need to ensure that you have the right ingredients to get the best out of it. So let’s get started!


  • Alaskan King Crab Legs, 3 
  • Eggs, 2 
  • Water, 2 tablespoon
  • Flour, 3/4 cup
  • Garlic Powder, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Onion Powder, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Pepper, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Old Bay Seasoning (divided), 1 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cayenne Pepper (divided), 1 teaspoon
  • Panko Breadcrumbs, 3/4 cup


Step 1

Remove the meat from the shell using scissors or crab crackers. Once the legs are done. Wash them with water, then dry them with paper.

Step 2

Combine two eggs with two tablespoons of water in a large bowl. Mix flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, 1 teaspoon Old Bay, and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper in another large bowl.

Step 3

Mix remaining Old Bay seasoning, remaining cayenne pepper, and panko bread crumbs together in a third shallow bowl. Place aside.

Step 4

Spread flour mixture on both sides of the crab legs and shake off excess. Coat both sides evenly. Let the legs soak in the egg mixture on both sides and let the excess drip off.

Step 5

Apply the breadcrumb mixture on both sides of the crab legs and gently press to get the breading to stick.

Step 6

In a Dutch oven or deep frying pan, heat vegetable oil to 350°F-375°F, using an oil thermometer to measure the temperature.

Step 7

Cook the breadcrumbs crab legs for about 6 minutes, flipping every 2 minutes until golden brown. Remove and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

Step 8

Delicious fried crab legs are ready. You can serve it with any dipping sauce of your choice.

Fried Crab Legs Recipe

Cuisine: American

Cuisine type: Appetizer

Servings: 2 Servings

Preparation time: 10 Minutes

Cooking time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 20 Minutes

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