• 1 dozen Soft Shell Crab
  • 2 cups of Buttermilk
  • 2 cups of Drake’s Flour or Seasoned Flour*


  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of pepper


  1. Clean the crab and remove the face behind the eyes using kitchen shears.
  2. Soak the crab for at least 1 hour in buttermilk.
  3. Coat with Drake’s flour or all purpose flour seasoned with salt and pepper.
  4. Deep fry 5 minutes until golden brown. Or pan fry approximately 8-10 minutes.
  5. Serve over creamy polenta or with coleslaw and grilled vegetables on the side.

NOTE: A big THANK YOU  for the beautiful recipe to Chef Raul Rodriguez of Glenn’s Diner in Chicago!

Fried Soft Shell Crab