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Crispy Soft Shell Crab

  • Ready Time: 45min
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  • Prep Time: 15min
    Cuisine: American
  • Cook Time: 30min
    Special: Kid FriendlyPrice Per ServingLow SodiumDairy-Free
  • Serves: 8
    Prep Method: Fried
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  • 2 Large Egg Whites
  • 8 Jumbo Soft Shell Crabs, cleaned & patted dry
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1 TBS Freshly Ground White Pepper
  • 2 TSP Salt
  • 1 TSP Cayenne Pepper
  • Vegetable Oil, for frying

Prep Time: 15min | Cook Time: 30min

  1. In a bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy. Add the crabs and turn to coat. In another bowl, whisk the flour with the cornstarch, white pepper, salt and cayenne.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat 2 inches of oil until 375°. Set a wire rack over a baking sheet. Dredge 2 or 3 of the crabs at a time in the flour mixture and add them to the hot oil. Fry over high heat, turning once, until golden brown and crisp, about 3 minutes. Transfer the crabs to the rack. Transfer the crabs to a platter and serve with Tony’s Remoulade or Cocktail Sauce.


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