Soft Shell Crabs Maryland Style
Submitted by: Scott Wagner
Dredge: Base is flour with a good amount of Old Bay Seasoning, garlic powder, and some salt and pepper (fresh ground if possible) to taste.
Egg wash: Two eggs and 1 cup of whole milk (dont use skim milk)
Lay the soft shell crabs on a plate and give a dusting with the dredge on both sides. Dip each crab in the egg wash and then again in the dredge before adding to your preheated oil in a good frying pan. Use what ever kind of oil you like
.. I use peanut oil. Cook until golden brown. Place the crabs on a plate covered with paper towels to draw out some of the oil before serving. Eat alone or as a sandwich, add a little cocktail sauce* and youre in business.
* Make your own cocktail sauce
just mix ketchup, lemon juice, and horse radish. Maybe a little hot sauce if you like. Quick and easy!