Golden-Fried Soft-Shell Crabs

another fresh seafood idea


No matter where you live, you can cook and enjoy soft crabs in a variety of ways. They taste absolutely delicious sautéed, baked, broiled and grilled. For additional flavors, serve them stuffed or with sauces.

  • 6  soft-shell crabs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • oil for frying

Combine lemon juice and soy sauce. Brush on crabs. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Roll crabs in flour, dip in egg and coat lightly with crumbs. Deep-fry at 375 F until crisp and golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with tartar sauce. Serves 3.

From: Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas 

Contributed by Joyce Taylor

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