Broiled Soft Shelled Crabs

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I haven't tried this recipe yet, but it sounds awfully good and it seems like a lot less work than frying.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the milk with the Old Bay, salt and pepper.
  2. Soak the crabs in the seasoned milk for 15 minutes then drain.
  3. Sprinkle each crab all over with 1 tablespoon flour.
  4. Brush the bottom side of each crab with melted butter.
  5. Broil, top side down, for 8 minutes.
  6. Flip them over, brush the top side with butter and broil for about 7 more minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges.


Most Helpful

Very good! I love soft shell crabs and always have them in the freezer. I followed the other reviewers advice about the Old Bay seasoning. I added a tablespoon to the flour. They turned out great! Thanks!

susie cooks January 12, 2009

Cook time on the broiling is a little long-- the ends of the legs got slightly burned. Also a little more Old Bay seasoning (2Tbs) is a little tastier.

Bill Kearney July 05, 2004

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