How to Cook Crab Legs in the Oven

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These are a family favorite. It's quick and easy to do in the oven. Let me know how you get on. Thaw the legs in the refrigerator for 8 hours or more .

These are a family favorite. It's quick and easy to do in the oven. Let me know how you get on. Thaw the legs in the refrigerator for 8 hours or more .

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Rinse the crab in cold water.

Rinse the crab in cold water.

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Place the crab legs on aluminum foil.

Place the crab legs on aluminum foil.

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Form a "tent" which will  prevent the crab claws from piercing the foil it also helps to retain the steam.

Form a "tent" which will prevent the crab claws from piercing the foil it also helps to retain the steam.

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Seal both ends.

Seal both ends.

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Bake the crab legs for 15 minutes.

Bake the crab legs for 15 minutes.

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Serve the crab legs with a side of melted butter for dipping.

Serve the crab legs with a side of melted butter for dipping.

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Heat the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat.

Heat the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat.

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When the solids float to the top turn off heat.

When the solids float to the top turn off heat.

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Spoon off all the solids.

Spoon off all the solids.

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I used a paper napkin

I used a paper napkin

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Pour butter into small bowl.  Tuck in and Enjoy . Don't forget to peel the shell off the crab legs :)

Pour butter into small bowl. Tuck in and Enjoy . Don't forget to peel the shell off the crab legs :)

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