Fried Florida Soft-Shell Blue Crab
Recipe courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.
12 medium Florida soft-shell blue crabs
2 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
1/2 cup canola oil for frying
- Rinse crabs under cold running water; pat dry with paper towels.
- In small bowl or pie plate, combine eggs, milk and salt.
- In a separate pie plate, combine flour, bread crumbs and seafood seasoning. Dip crabs in egg mixture; then roll in flour mixture.
- Heat the oil to 375°F (190°C) in a heavy saucepan. Cook crabs in a single layer for 4 minutes or until golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 334; Calories From Fat: 188; Total Fat: 21g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 109mg; Total Carbs: 22g; Protein: 14g.
Recipe and photograph courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.