Fried Hard Crabs in Gravy

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Michele Osborne

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@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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

How to Make Fried Hard Crabs in Gravy

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.

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About Fried Hard Crabs in Gravy

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



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