Whoever first decided to eat these spiny, leggy creatures, I bow to you. There may not be a more perfect meal than a pile of crab legs covered in three of my favorite things: butter, lemon and garlic. So many people pay big bucks to eat crab legs in restaurants, but it’s super easy, much cheaper and much more fun to eat them at home.
I mean, how can you eat these in public without looking disgusting and ill-mannered? At home, you can just dig into these babies with your hands, and let the butter run down your face as you devour them. If you are blessed to be surrounded by friends who will get down to business and eat crab legs without any shame, invite them over to share this tasty treat. And remember: the friends who love you after watching you eat crab legs are keepers.
2 lbs. crab legs
½ c. butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
Juice from one lemon
2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400. Place crab legs on a large baking sheet.
Heat butter, lemon juice and garlic in a saucepan until it’s melted. Combine with a whisk. Add olive oil and whisk in to mix thoroughly. Pour the mixture over the crab legs and then salt and pepper generously.
Bake crab legs in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until heated through. Serve with melted, salted butter for dipping if desired.