Maryland Soft Crab Sandwich

“As a boy, we lived a block away from the Chesapeake Bay. During the summer, my mother would send me out for fresh soft crabs from out of the grasses growing in the near by creek. This is how she made these delicious sandwiches. I still make them this way.”
READY IN:
15mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. To clean soft crabs, flip up the pointed ends of the crab and remove the gills (or as we called them, the devil) and just cut away the eyes. Rinse in cold water.
  2. Salt and pepper each crab. Dredge in flour.
  3. Heat butter in frying pan until hot and just smoking. Place two crabs in the butter at a time. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove to paper towel.
  4. To make sandwich, place two crabs on a slice of white bread, add lettuce and tomato. Add mayonnaise to second slice of bread, salt and pepper to taste.

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