Fried Hard Shell Blue Crabs

Yield : 12 Servings 
Prep Time : 2:00 hrs
Cook Time : 10 min
Ready In : 20 min


1 dozen crabs
6 cups milk (approximately)
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. paprika
1 tbsp. soy sauce
2 garlic pods, crushed
Salt, pepper & Chinese red pepper as desired

Preparation: Scald crabs and drain. When cool, remove claws and outer shell. Clean thoroughly, leaving only that portion containing the meat.

Place crabs in marinade made from remaining ingredients and leave for about two hours, turning occasionally.

Re­move from marinade, roll in flour and deep fry at 375 º until crust is golden brown.


This is an unusual method of preparation and gives the crabmeat a distinctive and delicious flavor.

Great hard shell fried crab recipe from the deep south in Louisiana.