Sheila's Sauteed Soft-Shell Crabs With Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe

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Sheila's Sauteed Soft-Shell Crabs With Lemon Butter Sauce
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  1. In Ziploc bag, add flour and Old Bay seasoning. Seal and shake to mix.
  2. In bowl, combine eggs and milk.
  3. Dredge crabs in egg mixture, then add to seasoned flour and shake to coat. Shake off excess when removing from bag.
  4. Heat 3 T. oil in large saute pan or skillet over medium heat. Add 3 crabs in a single layer and cook for about 3 minutes, then turn and cook for another 3 minutes. The crabs should be nice and golden brown. (Be careful when cooking, because they sometimes will pop and/or spatter.) Remove crabs to serving dish.
  5. Heat remaining 3 T. oil in pan, then add the next 3 crabs and repeat cooking instructions.
  6. Do not clean out pan when crabs are removed, but add butter. Let the butter melt and turn a little brown. Add the capers and the wine. Cook for about 1 minute, then add the lemon juice and the parsley. Cook for about 2 more minutes, or until reduced by about a third. Pour sauce over the crabs and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 883.69 Kcal (3700 kJ)
Calories from fat 502.48 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55.83g 86%
Cholesterol 179.52mg 60%
Sodium 3947.69mg 164%
Potassium 1251.96mg 27%
Total Carbs 71.46g 24%
Sugars 3.25g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4.13g 17%
Protein 24.3g 49%
Vitamin C 45.1mg 75%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 9.9mg 55%
Calcium 278.4mg 28%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 88.93 Kcal (372 kJ)
Calories from fat 50.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.62g 86%
Cholesterol 18.07mg 60%
Sodium 397.27mg 164%
Potassium 125.99mg 27%
Total Carbs 7.19g 24%
Sugars 0.33g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0.42g 17%
Protein 2.44g 49%
Vitamin C 4.5mg 75%
Iron 1mg 55%
Calcium 28mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 21.5
  • 24

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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