Soft Shell Crab Recipe
Cooking tips for how to cook soft shell crabs.
Soft shell crabs may be boiled as lobsters. They make a fine dish when stewed.
Take out the crab meat from the shell, put it into a saucepan with butter,
pepper, salt, a pinch of mace and a very little water; dredge with
flour and let simmer five minutes over a slow fire. Serve hot; garnish
the dish with the claws laid around it.
The usual way of cooking soft shell crabs is frying them in plenty of butter
and lard mixed; prepare them the same as frying fish. The spongy
substance from the sides should be taken off, also the sand bag.
Fry a nice brown and garnish with parsley.