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soft shell crab update -- great recipe!

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soft shell crab update -- great recipe!

Chowpatty | Jun 6, 2005 02:19 PM

I picked up two softshell crabs this weekend and had the fishmarket clean them. I have never made them before, but they looked really good in a recent recipe I saw in Gourmet or Bon Appetit -- however I can't find it on Epicurious now. Anyway, it was pretty easy -- soak the cleaned crabs in buttermilk for one hour, dredge in cornmeal mixed with a little flour, salt and cayenne. Rather than deepfrying in peanut oil, I fried them in about an inch of canola oil in a small skillet. Then drizzle with browned butter with lemon juice mixed in.
They were absolutely amazing, and very gratifying to have such success the first time. I highly recommend trying these little guys while they're in season.

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