Soft Shell Crab Sandwiches

Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab Sandwiches with a Mustard Aioli

AuthorSara Bojarski Prep Time: 0:10:00
Cook Time: 0:15:00
Total Time: 0:25:00
Serving Size: Serves 4 Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonaise
  • 1 Teaspoon Yellow Mustard
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 4 Soft Shell Crabs (cleaned)
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 Cup Milk
  • Canola Oil (for frying)
  • 4 Ciabatta Rolls
  • Make the aioli in a small bowl by combining the mayo, yellow mustard, dijon, and 1/4 tsp each of salt and smoked paprika. Refrigerate til use.
  • In a large dish, combine your flour, Old Bay seasoning, pepper and salt. In a large bowl whisk together your egg and milk. Heat up a deep fryer, or a pot of canola oil to 360 degrees.
  • Coat your crabs gently in the flour mixture, shake off excess flour, then coat in the egg/milk mixture and then back into the flour mixture to coat again. Shake off excess flour and place in deep fryer. The crabs will tend to float in the fryer so use a basket or kitchen utensil to keep them submerged in the oil. Fry about 3 minutes or until golden brown - remove and let drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Serve on a roll with your aioli.