Cooking Coveside's Soft Crabs

October 19, 2015


  • Coveside premium live soft shell crabs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper, ground
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • 2 ounces lemon juice
  • 3 dashes of soy sauce
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups plain breadcrumbs (I use panko)
  1. Clean crabs. If you need directions, click here.
  2. Rinse well in cool water.
  3. Place the crabs on a sheet pan and season with salt, pepper, lemon, soy sauce, garlic power and onion powder, then refrigerate for at least two hours.
  4. Place flour in one bowl, eggs in another, and bread crumbs in the last.
  5. Roll each crab in the flour, dip in the eggs, and then coat with the bread crumbs.
  6. Heat a skillet with about one inch of oil.
  7. Sauté each crab on one side for 4-5 minutes, turn and continue until each crab is crispy, about 4 minutes more.
  8. ENJOY!
Lee's Tip: For a great variation, top the crab with some toasted almonds and melted unsalted butter.