Softshell Crab Sandwiches

See the RecipeMicheal McLaughlin

We enjoyed these simple sandwiches at Watermen's Inn in Crisfield, Maryland.

Softshell Crab Sandwiches
We enjoyed these simple sandwiches at Watermen's Inn in Crisfield, Maryland.
Yield: serves 1-2

Ingredients

  • 12 cup flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 cleaned softshell crabs
  • 4 slices white sandwich bread
  • Tartar Sauce
  • Bibb lettuce

Instructions

  1. Season flour with salt and pepper in a shallow bowl or plate.
  2. Heat butter and oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Dredge crabs in flour, shake off excess, then panfry until brown and crisp, about 2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Make up 2 sandwiches, using 1 crab per sandwich, 2 slices of bread, a little tartar sauce, and a leaf or two of bibb lettuce. Serve with additional tartar sauce.