Beer Batter Soft Shell Crabs Recipe

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Beer Batter Soft Shell Crabs

Eddie Szczerba

By
@chefed60

These beuties have a short season and we love to make them as soon as they're available!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

4 large
soft shell crabs
1 bottle
frying oil

BEER BATTER

1+1/2 c
flour
1 pinch
salt and pepper
1 tsp
paprika
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 bottle
beer /plus one egg beaten

TARTAR SAUCE

1 c
mayonaise
1/2 c
sweet pickle relish
1/2 medium
lemon,juiced and the zest
1 pinch
salt and white pepper,garlic powder
2 Tbsp
capers
1 slice
chopped sweet onions

Step-By-Step

1Rinse and pat dry the crabs,set to the side.
Place about one pint of frying oil in your frying skillet,set to 350 degrees.
2For the batter combine all of the ingredients and mix well using a wire whisk if you have one otherwise just use a fork or a spoon.
Dredge the crabs through the batter twice and slowly float them into the hot oil,fry them for one and a half to two minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy. Note: only do two at a time so the oil doesn't drop in temperature.
3Prepare the tartar sauce using all of the ingredients,adjust the taste and serve with your soft shell crabs! A good side for this is fresh coke slaw or potato salad or can be served with rice and a vegetable as well. They are also great over a nice fresh tossed salad with some grilled corn on the cob! Enjoy your summer!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Other Sauces, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #delicious, #amazing