Food and Drink

Fried Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

1 soft shell crab cleaned
1 egg
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
Salt and pepper
Lettuce (optional)
Tarter sauce (optional)

If your crab has not been cleaned, using scissors, cut out the gills, remove the apron and remove the face. Beat egg in a bowl and set aside. Mix flour and Old Bay in a shallow dish. Dredge the crab in the egg until it is evenly coated. Dredge the crab in the flour mixture until it is covered and season with salt and pepper as desired.  Heat oil in fryer or pan to 375 degrees. Place breaded crab in the hot oil and cook for 3-4
minutes or until golden brown, turning once.
Remove crab from fryer and drain on paper towel. Place fried softshell, lettuce, and tarter sauce on bun.

*If soft shell crab is out of season, check with a reputable seafood market such as Crosby’s Seafood in Downtown Charleston.