Soft Shell Crab Deep Fried

Soft Shell Crab Deep Fried




Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

12 minutes


8 soft shell crabs, thawed, cleaned

2 egg whites 

1 cup plain flour 

1 cup cornflour 

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon white pepper

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

vegetable oil, for deep frying 

Cooking Method

Step 1 

Heat oil in deep fryer to 180oC. 

Step 2

Place egg whites in a medium bowl and whisk until foamy. Dry the crabs with paper towel and toss with the egg whites until thoroughly coated. 

Step 3

In another bowl, whisk together flour, cornflour, salt, pepper, cayenne, coriander and turmeric. 

Step 4

Cover the crabs in the flour mixture and place into the hot oil. Fry, turning, until golden brown and crisp, about 4 minutes. 

Step 5 

Remove from the oil and place onto a tray lined with paper towel. Serve.