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Fried Soft-Shell Crabs

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Category: Seafood

 Ingredients List

  • Soft-shell crabs (I buy mine
  • -already cleaned! if yours
  • -are not cleaned; be sure to
  • -ask the fishmonger how to
  • -clean them.)
  • Flour for dredging
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Butter and peanut oil for
  • -pan-frying
  • White wine
  • Fresh lemon juice


The amounts for this recipe are impossible, since I do not know how many
crabs you have managed to acquire.

Season the flour for dredging with salt and pepper, and a bit of cayenne.
Do this to your own taste. Dredge each of the soft crabs in this mixture
and pan-fry over medium heat in a bit of butter and peanut oil, about 2
tablespoons of each per pan. Fry them 4 or 5 minutes on a side, just till
they turn a bit golden. Do not crowd them in the pan.

Deglaze the pan with dry white wine and lemon juice when you have
finished frying the last batch. Pour the pan juices over the crabs and

A green salad and a bit of plain buttered pasta is all that can be
offered to such a rich dish.

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