Soft-shell crab basket

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 larges Soft-shell crabs
2 quarts Vegetable oil for frying
2 cups Buttermilk
\N \N Grated zest of 1 lemon
\N \N Salt and pepper
2 cups Flour
¼ cup Old Bay seasoning
1 large Pot for frying

Start by cleaning the soft-shell crabs, removing the gills and the skirt flap. Refrigerate until ready to cook. On the stove, over medium heat slowly bring the vegetable oil to 325 degrees. Then lower the heat to hold the temperature. While the oil is heating prepare the buttermilk by mixing the grated lemon zest and season with salt and pepper. Combine Flour with Old Bay Seasoning. The correct way to batter using flour is a method known as dry-wet-dry, so start by coating the crabs with the flour seasoned with Old Bay then dredging them into the buttermilk and then back into the flour. Carefully using tongs drop the crabs into the oil and fry until crisp, when golden brown, remove from oil and drain on a paper towel. Serve the crabs in a basket with french-fries, coleslaw, grilled corn, tartar sauce, and lemon. Another delicious serving suggestion is a simple soft-shell sandwich. To make the sandwich place the fried crab in between 2 slices of lightly toasted white bread with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise.

Yield: 1 to 2 servings

Converted by MC_Buster.

Per serving: 1108 Calories (kcal); 7g Total Fat; (5% calories from fat); 42g Protein; 214g Carbohydrate; 17mg Cholesterol; 519mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 12½ Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; ½ Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates Recipe by: IN FOOD TODAY SHOW# ING289 Converted by MM_Buster v2.0n.

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