Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

Total Time:
16 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
6 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup beer
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 soft shell crabs, cleaned
  • 4 sandwich buns, toasted
  • Tartar Sauce, for serving, recipe follows
  • Sliced tomato, for serving
  • Lettuce leaves, for serving
  • Tartar Sauce:
  • 8 ounces mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish, drained
  • 1 cup sweet pickles, chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
Directions

Heat about 3 inches of oil in a saucepan to about 400 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, mix eggs, milk and beer until creamy. Put flour in a separate bowl. Dip soft shell crabs into wet batter and then dip into flour. Drop battered crab into hot oil. Fry crab for 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Serve on buns, with tartar sauce, tomato and lettuce.

Tartar Sauce:

Mix mayonnaise, horseradish, pickles, salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Add lemon juice. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Yield: about 3 cups

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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