Soft Shell Crab Entrée

LEVEL: Medium 35 MINS 6 Servings

9 Reviews

Simply The Best Soft Shell Crabs

Handy Soft Shell Crabs are considered by many to be the best thing from the sea for their sweet, delicate and unique flavor. We think you'll agree. Yes, absolute no shell. Yes, you can eat the entire crab! Yes, we fully clean them for you. Yes, they're always in season and of course, you'll absolutely love them!

  • Handy Soft Crab (Jumbo or Prime) Thawed
  • Vegetable or Side

Tempura Batter (enough for 6-8 crabs)

  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup + 3 TBSP Cold Tap Water
  • 1 Egg
  1. Combine flour, 1 cup water, and egg together in a small bowl with whisk…do not over-mix
  2. Add one TBSP of water at a time to achieve desired thickness of batter (it should cling loosely to the crab)
  3. Thaw soft crab & pat dry with a paper towel
  4. Dredge crab in flour and shake off excess
  5. Dip in batter, allow excess to drip off
  6. Place into hot oil – 350°F (in a deep fryer / shallow sauté pan)
  7. Cook until golden brown and crispy – cooking times will vary depending upon size of crab
  8. Place on wire rack or paper towel-lined tray for one minute
  9. Serve with a favorite vegetable or side.