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Red Lobster's Fried Soft-Shell Crab

A new spin on a summer staple. Fried soft-shell crab is seafood-lovers’ bliss. It’s a fresh and flavorful combination of the best ingredients on earth.

Red Lobster's Fried Soft-Shell Crab

Red Lobster's Fried Soft-Shell Crab


* 18 live soft shell crabs
* 1 tsp. salt
* ¼ tsp. black pepper, ground
* ¼ tsp. garlic powder
* ¼ tsp. onion powder
* 2 ounces lemon juice
* 3 dashes of soy sauce
* 1 cup flour
* 3 eggs, beaten
* 2 cups plain breadcrumbs


1. Clean crabs but do not remove top shell.
2. Rinse well in cool water.
3. Place the crabs on a sheet pan and season with salt, pepper, lemon, soy sauce, garlic power and onion powder, then refrigerate for at least two hours.
4. Place flour in one bowl, eggs in another, and bread crumbs in the last.
5. Roll each crab in the flour, dip in the eggs, and then coat with the bread crumbs.
6. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
7. Heat a skillet with about one inch of oil.
8. Sauté each crab on one side for 4-5 minutes, turn and continue until each crab is crispy.
9. Place browned crabs in oven for 8 minutes until hot all the way through and crispy.

SeafoodLover SeafoodLover 7 years 22 weeks
LOVE this recipe.