Fried Hard Crabs in Gravy

Michele Osborne

By
@Michelecooksalot

This is one of my grandmother (Dorothy Mohr Anderson) unique recipes. I don't know of anyone else that made these. We caught the blue crabs off our pier and gran would make these for dinner. Note: If you hold the crab by the backfin it can't pinch you. Crabs must be alive.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Pan Fry

Ingredients

1 dozen
live blue crabs
1 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
old bay seasoning
3 c
water (divided)
1/2 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
crisco

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Remove Shell, lungs and claws from live crabs. Save fat to season gravy
2
Dredge crab in flour and fry 10 minutes, cavity side down turn and fry 10 minutes more. Set pan aside
3
Place crabs in a large pot, cavity side up.
4
add 1 cup water and steam 10 minutes
5
GRAVY RECIPE below
6
Brown flour that the crabs were fried in
7
Add crab fat and 2 cups water
8
Season with old Bay.
9
Place crabs on a platter cavity side up and cover with gravy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American