May 102018
 

Here is a very different way to prepare soft-shell crabs. Most people will fry or sauté them. This recipe adds plenty of flavor to the soft-shell.

8 Softshell Crabs

16 wedges Swiss Cheese

1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoon Thyme

1 teaspoon celery Salt

1 cup Breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon Garlic Chives, thinly sliced

8 ounces Tomato sauce

8 sprigs Parsley

Preheat oven to 350℉.

Clean crabs as needed (see blog post 7/5/2011 for instructions). Place crabs in  cool running water to rinse. Dry crabs, then gently lift up the “apron” on each crab and place a wedge of cheese on each side. Dip each crab into beaten egg then transfer to a plate and season with thyme and celery salt. Place seasoned crab onto breadcrumbs and cover top of crabs with breadcrumbs. Lay them side-by-side in a greased baking dish and sprinkle garlic chives evenly on top. Pour tomato sauce over all. Bake for 40 minutes. Place two crabs on a plate with a sprig of parsley.

Enjoy!!!

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