Crab legs are a mouthwatering delight, and with the help of your air fryer, they can be prepared in a flash! Say goodbye to boiling water and hello to perfectly seasoned crab legs in just minutes. Trust me, once you try this method, you’ll never go back to your old ways of cooking them.
Why Choose the Air Fryer?
I am in love with my Cosori 5.8 QT air fryer, and I find any excuse to use it for my favorite dishes. Naturally, I had to test out crab legs in the air fryer, and the results were phenomenal. The same goes for lobster tails, scallops, and ribeye steaks – you should definitely check out those recipes too. For the complete seafood restaurant experience, don’t forget to make the Air Fryer Cheddar Bay Biscuits.
If you’re a seafood lover like me, be sure to explore our other incredible air fryer seafood recipes.
How to Make Air Fryer Crab Legs
To start, give the crab legs a good rinse. Then lightly brush them with olive oil and sprinkle them with Old Bay Seasoning. While it may seem odd to season the outer shell, trust me, the flavor will infuse into the meat during the air frying process, resulting in deliciously seasoned crab legs.
Place the legs in the air fryer basket and cook them at 370 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5-7 minutes, depending on the thickness of the legs. If you’re using snow crab clusters like I do, five minutes will do the trick perfectly.
Store-bought crab legs are usually already cooked, which you can tell by their orange or red color. If your crab legs are green or brown, they may require a different cooking method. For king crab legs, which tend to be thicker, you might need to add an extra minute or two. While the crab legs cook, get ready to be tantalized by the enticing aroma of the Old Bay seasoning wafting through your home. Your family won’t be able to resist!
Can You Overcook Crab Legs?
Yes, you can overcook crab legs. Since they are already cooked when purchased, you simply need to heat them until they are hot to the touch. Overcooking in the air fryer can cause the meat to become dry or chewy, so be mindful of the cooking time.
Do I Need to Wash Crab Legs Before Eating Them?
Absolutely! Give your crab legs a quick rinse to ensure they are free from any sand or residue from the store. A light scrub under running water does the trick.
MORE AIR FRYER RECIPES:
- Teriyaki Pork Chops
- Oreo Cheesecake
- Onion Rings
Enjoy the simplicity and speed of cooking crab legs in the air fryer. It’s a game-changer that will revolutionize your seafood feasts. Don’t wait—grab your air fryer and make delectable crab legs that will impress everyone at the table. For more fantastic recipes, visit Ekilove. Happy cooking!