Beer Batter Soft Shell Crabs

Beer Batter Soft Shell Crabs Recipe

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Eddie Szczerba


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


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20 Min
5 Min
Deep Fry


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4 large
soft shell crabs
1 bottle
frying oil


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


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

How to Make Beer Batter Soft Shell Crabs


  • 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!!

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About Beer Batter Soft Shell Crabs

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

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