Cajun Fried Soft Shell Crabs
- 4-6 medium soft shell crabs, cleaned
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning, salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons lemon seasoning
- Mix milk and eggs in bowl with seasonings. Put flour and
lemon seasoning in shallow bowl and mix well.
- Run crabs through
dry mixture, then wet mixture and back through dry mixture.
crabs in deep fryer. Cook for 2 minutes on one side, gently turn and
repeat on other side until crab is golden brown.
- Drain crabs on
paper towels and serve hot.
This recipe is
courtesy of Evelyn Brandon. Please go give her a visit at
Evy's Cajun Kitchen.
Quote from Evelyn:
"I remember as
a kid, when mom would make soft-shell crabs. It was always a special
occasion, or somebody’s birthday. They are, and have always been very
expensive to buy.
But my daddy was a swamp man, before Swamp
People were cool. He was used as alligator bait (no kidding), and he has
hunted and fished everything in the swamps. he was born and spent most
of his younger years on a houseboat in Barataria, La. Luckily enough, he
knows how to “make” soft-shell crabs.
I consider myself lucky to
have grown up on some of the best food life has to offer. There’s
nothing like the delicacies of the bayous and swamps of Southeast
Louisiana and Southeast Texas.
To share this recipe with y’all is
to see me let go of a family recipe that has been coveted and cherished
for many years. I hope y’all enjoy my mama’s crab recipe."