Virginia Fried Soft Shell Crabs

Top Review by MeganMuffins

This is a great basic recipe for you to experiment with. I added some Tony Chachere's Cajun Seasoning and a little Old Bay to the flour. It was a great addition for the crab. We loved them! I am saving this for future use!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dress fresh crabs or thaw frozen crabs. Rinse in cold water; drain.
  2. Combine eggs, milk, and salt.
  3. Combine flour and crumbs.
  4. Dip crabs in egg mixture and roll in flour/crumb mixture. For heavier breading, let crabs sit several minutes and repeat dipping/rolling procedure. Additional spices, such as cayenne pepper and garlic, may also be added.
  5. Place crabs in a heavy frying pan which contains 1/8 to 1/4 inch of fat, hot but not smoking.
  6. Fry at moderate heat. When crabs are brown on one side, turn carefully and brown the other side. Cooking time is approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Drain on absorbent paper.

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