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.
My Private Note
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- 1Crack 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.
- 2crush 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).
- 3season one side of legs with garlic and cayene (or use the.
- 4seasonings you like).
- 5roll crab in flour then egg and last in crackers, place on a plate or cookie sheet until all are ready to fry.
- 6heat 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.
- 7turn again to allow further browning, remove to paper towles to drain excess grease
- 8serve 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