Fried Hard Crabs in Gravy

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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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

How to Make Fried Hard Crabs in Gravy

Step-by-Step

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