Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches Recipe

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Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches
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  1. In a large shallow glass or ceramic baking dish, cover the crabs with the buttermilk and refrigerate for at least 1 and up to 4 hours.
  2. On a large plate, blend the cracker crumbs with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Alternatively, season the cornmeal with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the oil over high heat until shimmering. Meanwhile, remove the crabs from the buttermilk and shake off the excess. Add the butter to the oil and, when it stops sizzling, dredge half of the crabs at a time in the crumbs or cornmeal. Set them in the skillet, undersides up, and fry, turning once, until cooked through and crisp, about 4 minutes per side; adjust the heat if the oil gets too smoky.
  4. Set a crab on each bun, top with the tomatoes and Curried Pepper Relish and serve immediately, with lemon wedges on the side.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3743.31 Kcal (15672 kJ)
Calories from fat 1271.05 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 141.23g 217%
Cholesterol 237.1mg 79%
Sodium 15093.51mg 629%
Potassium 3579.82mg 76%
Total Carbs 510.82g 170%
Sugars 54.25g 217%
Dietary Fiber 13.1g 52%
Protein 120.08g 240%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 14%
Iron 47.1mg 261%
Calcium 1061.8mg 106%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 115.65 Kcal (484 kJ)
Calories from fat 39.27 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.36g 217%
Cholesterol 7.33mg 79%
Sodium 466.32mg 629%
Potassium 110.6mg 76%
Total Carbs 15.78g 170%
Sugars 1.68g 217%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 52%
Protein 3.71g 240%
Iron 1.5mg 261%
Calcium 32.8mg 106%

* 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

  • 85.8
  • 102

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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