Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches with Spicy Rèmoulade

Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches with Spicy Rèmoulade Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes


Vegetable oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup self-rising cornmeal mix
1 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning
4 soft-shell crabs, cleaned
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 (6-inch) rolls or baguettes, split and toasted
Green leaf lettuce leaves
8 thin tomato slices


1. Pour oil to depth of 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch in a large skillet; heat to 375°.

2. Whisk together egg and buttermilk in a shallow bowl. Stir together cornmeal mix and seasoning in another shallow bowl.

3. Dredge crabs in flour, dip in egg mixture, and dredge in cornmeal mixture. Cook crabs in hot oil, in batches, 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

4. Spread insides of rolls with Spicy Rèmoulade. Layer with lettuce, tomato slices, and fried crab.

Julia Dowling Rutland,

Coastal Living

February 2013
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