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Fried Florida Soft-Shell Blue Crab

Fried Florida Soft-Shell Blue CrabRecipe courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Rinse crabs under cold running water; pat dry with paper towels.
  2. In small bowl or pie plate, combine eggs, milk and salt.
  3. In a separate pie plate, combine flour, bread crumbs and seafood seasoning. Dip crabs in egg mixture; then roll in flour mixture.
  4. 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.