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    Fried Crab Legs

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    40 mins

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    Shawn C's Note:

    This is a great alternative to just having crab with drawn butter. You could use the snow crab typical to resaurants- not recommended. You should use the JUMBO Alaskan king Crab- typically very expensive but one whole leg is for one person. Sam's wholesale has some medium size that work well for about $17 for a 2lb bag.

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    1. 1
      Crack legs and remove meat trying to get out whole pieces, picking out the joints and such is a great way to reserve meat for another recipe like stuffing for mushrooms etc so don't waste.
    2. 2
      crush crackers in a food processor (preferred method) until fine or use a freezer bag and crush with a rolling pin or a bottle (this method doesn't get them as fine as I like though).
    3. 3
      season one side of legs with garlic and cayene (or use the.
    4. 4
      seasonings you like).
    5. 5
      roll crab in flour then egg and last in crackers, place on a plate or cookie sheet until all are ready to fry.
    6. 6
      heat butter in a non-stick skillet on med heat until melted and add crab to pan cook a few minutes and turn. should be a light brown.
    7. 7
      turn again to allow further browning, remove to paper towles to drain excess grease
    8. 8
      serve while hot with lemon wedges and garnish with chives or parsley if desired.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fried Crab Legs

    Serving Size: 1 (207 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 554.9
    Calories from Fat 270
    Total Fat 30.1 g
    Saturated Fat 16.0 g
    Cholesterol 261.9 mg
    Sodium 2399.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 20.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 0.4 g
    Protein 47.5 g

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