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!
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.
- 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.