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Cooking: Soft-Shell crabs - from the first full moon in May til Sept

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Dea
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2009
11:50 PM

Post #6702758

We love them! And boy howdy are they expensive!! We are lucky that our Son and DDIL have a place down at the shore. They keep their pots out during the week and don't like the softies so they bring them to us :)

How do you all do them?

We are very simple here. One of two ways - either we bread them very lightly in cake flour with seasoning and pan fry them, or if I'm feeling adventurous which I was last weekend, we soak them overnight in buttermilk and then deep fry them quickly in peanut oil.

I use a batter of rice flour mixed with Old Bay seasoning and club soda. It's a very light fluffy batter and they are superb :)

Take these and then put in a nice BLT sandwich and enjoy :)

planolinda
Plano, TX

June 18, 2009
12:10 AM

Post #6702844

oh dea--i do wish i had your good luck with a son bringing me soft shell crabs!! my son does bring me fish sometimes but just don't get soft shell crabs here in texas!!
and the club soda is something i never heard of mixing with old bay seasoning--interesting
Dea
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2009
12:12 AM

Post #6702860

plus the rice flour - you should try it sometime for as a tempura batter - light and yummy. You can add any spice you like, but rice flour and club soda really "works" for a 'lighter' fry :)
planolinda
Plano, TX

June 18, 2009
12:15 AM

Post #6702882

i have never used rice flour --never really even heard of it--

greenhouse_gal

greenhouse_gal
Southern NJ
United States
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2009
11:05 AM

Post #6704491

C'mon, Dea, let's have proportions or amounts here for the uninitiated! We sometimes get softshells in the crab traps we put out off our dock, but we have to freeze them until we have enough for a meal. A local crabber sometimes brings me a few, too. In the past I've used a beer batter, but your recipe sounds lighter and easier. We adore them!
Dea
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2009
11:50 AM

Post #6704597

I'm such an "eyeball it" cook unless it's baking ;)

I would guess 1.5 cups of rice flour. The spices, in this case Old Bay, probably 3 Tablespoons. Then you just pour in club soda a little at a time to get the consistency right for coating.

I know that's not much help, but I've never measured - lol :)
Dea
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2009
11:51 AM

Post #6704601

oh...try this on shrimp some time - delish :)

greenhouse_gal

greenhouse_gal
Southern NJ
United States
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2009
2:44 PM

Post #6705384

Dea, that's a big help. When you're trying out a recipe that you've never actually tasted or seen, it's hard without some idea of how it goes together. Thanks!
planolinda
Plano, TX

June 18, 2009
6:03 PM

Post #6706341

you all are making me very jealous!! but i am cooking my italian gravy now and that will have to satisfy me i guess!!
Dea
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2009
7:50 PM

Post #6706843

I wish the puter would allow scratch and sniff :) Hope you take a pic of the finished product !
planolinda
Plano, TX

June 18, 2009
9:34 PM

Post #6707408

cute idea--scratch and sniff computer--

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