2 lbs crab legs (the bigger the better! ) 38 saltine crackers (1 whole sleeve) 1 -2 teaspoon garlic powder cayenne pepper(optional) 1⁄2 cup butter 2 -3 eggs, beaten flour (for dredging) chopped parsley(optional) chives (optional) lemon wedge, cut up.
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.
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).
Season one side of legs with garlic and cayene (or use the.
seasonings you like).
Roll crab in flour then egg and last in crackers, place on a plate or cookie sheet until all are ready to fry.
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.
Remove to paper towels to drain excess grease and turn again to allow for more browning.
Serve immediately with lemon wedges and, if wanted, chives or parsley.