Fried Soft-Shell Crab

Fried Soft-Shell Crab

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"These crabs are fried to a light crisp, and you can eat the whole crab. It is my favorite food."

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  • Calories:
  • 358 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 24.4 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.4g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 9.1 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 76 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Clean each crab. Lift one pointed side of top shell and remove the gills by pulling them out. Put top shell back down and repeat on other side. On the bottom side remove tail flap by twisting and pulling off. Using a pair of scissors, remove the face by cutting behind the eyes. Rinse the crabs thoroughly with cold water. Dry on paper towels.
  2. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 365 degrees F (180 degrees F). In a shallow dish, whisk together the egg and milk using a fork. In a separate bowl, stir salt and pepper into the flour. Lightly salt the crab, then dip in the flour, dip in the egg, then in the flour again.
  3. Carefully place crabs into the deep-fryer. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown on one side. Carefully turn over, and cook until golden on the other side. Drain on paper towels. Serve as soon as they are cool enough to eat. You can eat the whole crab.
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Well I have to admit I did not use the egg or milk, just used seasoned flour and pan fried to a golden brown. I was afraid that the egg and milk would create to thick of a crust, and that would ...

I'm the queen of soft shell crabs and look forward to eating them every summer. So far, I've eaten about ten! I normally just dredge my crabs in seasoned flour and fry. This was a nice change an...

I loved this recipe -- it was so simple. The only thing I added was the Old Bay Seasoning to give it a little bite.