The following recipe is my Red Lobster copycat variation of the popular restaurant dish. Blue crabs are common in my state of Florida at home and crab fried soft shell is a typical course of Florida.
Fried Soft Shell Crab
4 soft shell blue crabs
1 beaten egg
1 cup saltine cracker crumbs
1/4 cup flour (season with salt and pepper)
vegetable oil (for frying)
Clean the crabs (remove the gills and sandbags and whit made at the rear of the hull). Dip the crabs in 1 cup water 2 tablespoons salt (solution) for at least 15 minutes. Drain the crab dip and the first in beaten egg; then roll in cracker crumbs to coat. Serve with garlic bread, crackers or bagel chips.
Red Lobster recipe uses Florida soft shell blue crabs, which are available live, fresh or frozen. Fresh crabs should be refrigerated and used (cooked) in 2 days.
The blue crab (blue crab) is one of the most valuable seafood in the United States. Blue crabs hard shell are harvested by traps. Molting is a process that allows a crab periodically launch its hard outer shell to grow. Off the crab back, hard shell loose to reveal the new soft shell inside.
So basically, blue soft shell crab are hard-shelled who were captured when they were ready to molt and stored in water-filled containers until their old shed shells.
Now you can have access to the popular recipe Red Lobster Softshell crab and all your favorite recipes Red Lobster (as seen on TV)!