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Soft Shell Crabs

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Ingredients
  Soft shell crabs 12
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Cayenne pepper 1 Pinch (A Large Pinch)
  Thyme sprig 6
  Light oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Olive Oil Or Blended Oil, For Sauteing)
  Parsley 1 , chopped
  Lemon wedges 4
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Clean and wash the crabs thoroughly with water. Drain.
2) Dust the crabs lightly in flour and shake off the excess.
3) Sprinkle with salt ,pepper and cayenne pepper and insert a small piece of thyme under the shell of each crab.

MAKING
4) In a large skillet heat 1/3 inch oil until very hot but not smoking hot.
5) Carefully place the crabs in the hot oil, belly side down.
6) Fry quickly for 3 minutes,by turning once and further cook for 4 minutes.
7) When done,transfer the crabs from the pan onto paper towels to drain the excess oil.

SERVING
8) Garnish with parsley and serve hot with lemon wedges.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Caribbean
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Crab
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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