Fried Crab Legs Recipe

Fried Crab Legs Recipe

We’re not talking about all the fried food that people love to eat, such as fried chicken, red hots, and deep-fried mac and cheese. No, we’re talking about fried crab legs. If you love good seafood and are looking for a meal for two, you can’t go wrong by indulging in these fried Baltimore crabs. They taste almost exactly like fried shrimp, but they have a lot more crunch.

How To Make Fried Crab Legs 

There are many different ways to cook crab legs, but the basic method remains the same: breadcrumb the legs, dredge them in flour, and coat them in oil. The key here is to make sure that your flour is neither too salty nor too gooey. If you mess this up, your crab legs will be greasy and tough to eat. It’s also important to make sure that you have enough breadcrumbs so that they don’t stick to the crab legs.

Craving some seafood? Why not try making your own fried crab legs at home! This is a super easy recipe that only takes a few minutes to prepare. You’ll be enjoying delicious, fresh crab in no time. Simply grab all your ingredients and start cooking!


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


  • Step 1 Break apart crab legs with scissors/crackers and remove meat. Place aside.
  • Step 2 Shells should be discarded.
  • Step 3 Beat eggs and water until well combined in a shallow dish. Place aside.
  • Step 4 Prepare flour by mixing it with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, one teaspoon Old Bay, and half a teaspoon cayenne pepper.
  • Step 5 All ingredients should be added to a mixing bowl and whisked together.
  • Step 6 Combine remaining Old Bay seasoning, panko, and cayenne pepper in yet another shallow bowl. Leave aside.
  • Step 7 Mix flour with water and dredge meat in it. Shake off excess flour.
  • Step 8 Allow excess to drip off both sides after dipping in egg wash.
  • Step 9 Breading should stick to both sides of the noodle when dipped in the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Step 10 Turn the bread periodically until golden brown (about 4 minutes) in oil heated to 350-375 degrees.
  • Step 11 Place on a plate lined with paper towels to drain.

Fried Crab Legs Recipe

  • Type: Main Dish
  • Calories: 170 kcal
  • Cuisine: American
  • Recipe Yield: 3 servings
  • Preparation Time: 10M
  • Cooking Time: 6M
  • Total Time: 16M