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Hot Blue Riffs
Florida Soft-Shell Blue Crabs

12 medium Florida soft-shell blue crabs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 fresh Florida eggs, beaten
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup Florida milk vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt


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Rinse crabs under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels. In small bowl or pie plate, combine eggs, milk, and salt. In a separate pie plate, combine flour and crumbs. Dip crabs in egg mixture and roll in flour mixture.

Pan Fried:
Place crabs in a heavy skillet which contains about 1/8 inch of oil, hot but not smoking. Fry at moderate heat. When crabs are brown on one side, turn carefully and brown the other side. Cooking time approximately 8 - 10 minutes. Drain on absorbent paper.

Yield: 6 servings

Deep Fried:
Place crabs in a single layer in fry basket and cook in deep, hot oil at 375 degrees for 4 minutes or until brown. Drain on absorbent paper.

6 servings.

One serving (140 grams) contains: Calories: 270, Calories from Fat: 130, Total fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 150mg, Sodium: 770mg, Total Carbohydrate: 21g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, sugars: 3g, Protein: 15g, Vitamin A: 4%DV, Vitamin C: 0%DV, Calcium: 40%DV, Iron: 20% DV. (%DV means percentage of Daily Value)


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