Friday Feasts: Soft Shell Crab

I cooked something new this week: Soft Shell Crab. I grew up in Maryland and used to catch these as a kid, but I never new how to make them. This week they were on sale for $6.50 per crab so I asked the seafood guy to give me a simple recipe and boy were these delicious.

Three Soft shell crabs
Egg-beat and place in flat bowl.
1/2 cup flour

Clean crabs by cutting off face, removing lungs and underbelly flap. Rinse and dry crabs. Dip crabs in flour on both sides. Heat a non-stick skillet on Medium-high. Place crabs in egg mixture-be sure to coat both sides. Place crabs in heated pan. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side. When done the crab will be a red-gold color and a bit crunchy on the edges. Enjoy with corn and a tomato salad.

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  • Mary

    I love your site. I just wanted to say hello and thank you for the time and effort you spend to make this event possible. The crabs look absolutely delicious.

  • Libby Murphy

    Those soft shell crabs look divine. =of course that's one thing we don't have a fresh supply of in Tennessee! Enjoyed your site.
    Happy Twirls

  • Picket

    Thanks for coming over and for inviting me to show my fried green tomatoes! lol Don't you just love all this great inspiration that we can get in blogland! Love these recipes! I hope you have a fantastic weekend my friend!

  • The Quintessential Magpie

    Oh, these really look delicious. My husband LOVES soft shell crabs, and we can get fresh crab in Florida. Yea! :-)

    Happy Foodie Friday…


    Sheila :-)

  • The Desperate Cook

    Wow Nicole….You do know how to make someone hungry….My Hubs would kill for these, he just loves soft shell crabs and yours looks great.

  • Lynn

    This is amazing to me, that you can eat crab shells! I'm not sure I've ever had these; if I did, I was a little kid and don't remember. We always get the Dungeness crabs with hard shells that you couldn't eat without breaking off teeth ;o I'll bet this is good, though. How can you go wrong with crab?!

  • Kevin

    I have never cooked a whole crab before. I am going to have to try it soon.

  • Amy Green

    This is my first time partcipating in your blog carnival. I love the soft shell crabs. Thanks so much for hosting. :)

  • Yakini @ The Prissy Mommy Chronicles

    Yumm!!!! This recipe sounds SO good! Im from Maryland as well and we just LOVE crabs in my family. I must try this out. Thanks for sharing!

    @ SweetWifey on Twitter

  • Hoosier Homemade

    I've never attempted crabs before, you're brave! Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know about your meme. I'll be back next week.
    Thanks for hosting!

  • Kathleen

    These look so yummy, even though I don't really eat crabs (occasionally in my mom's seafood soup). I never knew how easy it was to make these. Thanks for the link-up, and happy weekend Nicole!

  • Michael Lee West

    Haven't eaten soft shell crabs in years–they are sooooo delicious!

  • Mid-Atlantic Martha

    Love this — I didn't know there was another sight of "temptations" for Fridays — I'll be sure to join! And I love soft shell crabs!!!

  • Linda @ My Trendy Tykes

    I am craving crab now!

  • Mid-Atlantic Martha

    Thanks for the invite – I love soft shelled crabs!!! I must have them at least once a summer and I've never tried them at home — I think I will now! I didn't know that there was another blog of "temptations" on Friday — I'll be sure to follow yours – thanks!