Fried Soft Shell Crabs

Fried Soft Shell Crabs


  • 6 soft shell crabs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon slices
  • Chopped parsley


  1. Remove the soft feelers or "dead man" under each side of the shell. Remove eyes, mouth and sandbag under mouth. Wash crabs well in cold water and dry on paper towel.
  2. Mix milk and egg; season with salt and pepper. Soak crabs in this mixture for one hour.
  3. Roll crabs in flour and fry in deep fat fryer for 20 minutes or until reddish brown.
  4. Garnish with lemon slices and chopped parsley.
  5. Serve with tartar sauce.

Yield: 6 servings