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Here is a basic recipe for cooking soft-shell crabs. You can vary it by adding cayenne pepper, garlic powder, or other seasonings to the flour.

Lorrie Hulston Corvin
Recipe by Cooking Light April 2003

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Credit: Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 1 crab)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sprinkle each crab with salt and pepper. Place flour in a shallow bowl. Dredge each crab in flour, turning to coat; shake off excess flour.

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  • Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add crabs to pan, top sides down; cook 3 minutes. Turn crabs over; cook an additional 2 minutes.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

124 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 4.2g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 16g; carbohydrates 5.8g; fiber 0.2g; cholesterol 8mg; iron 2.4mg; sodium 320mg; calcium 2mg.
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