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Tonya's Fried Softshell Crabs
  • 6 hotel softshell crabs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • shortening for frying
  • tartar sauce
Wash cleaned softshell crabs. Dry well. Soak in milk seasoned with salt and pepper for 15 minutes; roll in flour. Heat shortening and fry crabs until crisp and brown. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve with tartar sauce or in sandwich. Serves 3.
Handle soft crabs delicately so that their natural flavor is allowed to dominate.
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