Soft Shell Crab Basket Recipe

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  1. Start by cleaning the soft-shell crabs, removing the gills and the skirt flap. Refrigerate until ready to cook. On the stove, over medium heat slowly bring the vegetable oil to 325 degrees. Then lower the heat to hold the temperature. While the oil is heating prepare the buttermilk by mixing in the grated lemon zest and season with salt and pepper. In a shallow pie tin combine the flour and the Old Bay seasoning. The correct way to batter using flour is a method known as dry-wet-dry, so start by coating the crabs with the seasoned flour then dredging them into the buttermilk and then back into the flour. Carefully using tongs drop the crabs into the oil and fry until crisp, when golden brown, remove from oil and drain on a paper towel. Serve the crabs in a basket with French fries, coleslaw, grilled corn, tartar sauce, and lemon. Another delicious serving method is to eat on white toasted bread with lettuce & tomato and mayonnaise
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 8942.72 Kcal (37441 kJ)
Calories from fat 3578.01 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 397.56g 612%
Cholesterol 139.7mg 47%
Sodium 15875.42mg 661%
Potassium 13542.18mg 288%
Total Carbs 1192.5g 397%
Sugars 24.5g 98%
Dietary Fiber 113.38g 454%
Protein 143.43g 287%
Vitamin C 98mg 163%
Iron 51mg 283%
Calcium 2085.8mg 209%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 231.13 Kcal (968 kJ)
Calories from fat 92.48 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.28g 612%
Cholesterol 3.61mg 47%
Sodium 410.31mg 661%
Potassium 350.01mg 288%
Total Carbs 30.82g 397%
Sugars 0.63g 98%
Dietary Fiber 2.93g 454%
Protein 3.71g 287%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 163%
Iron 1.3mg 283%
Calcium 53.9mg 209%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 211.2
  • 236

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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