Sauteed Soft Shell Crabs

These delicious little creatures from the east coast are perfect on a salad. Perfect with our Wasabi Lemon Sauce drizzled over the top. Check out the article “Beautiful Swimmers – Chesapeake Bay Soft Shell Crabs”.

Sautéed Soft Shell Crabs

Course Main Dish
Servings 2 people


  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 4 Soft Shelled Crabs prime or hotel size
  • 2 tablespoons Clarified Butter
  • 1 Lemon


  • Combine the flour and Old Bay Seasoning in a shallow pan.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the clarified butter.
  • Dredge the crabs is the seasoned flour, shaking the crab to release any excess flour. Sauté for 2-3 minutes per side. Be careful…the butter may pop when the water from the legs makes contact with the oil.
  • Plate the crabs and drizzle with fresh lemon juice.
  • Serve immediately.