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Rating: 4.0/5 (29 votes cast)

Meal Type: Dinner
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Cook Method: Stove
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole
     Serving Size: 4 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 445
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 26g
Saturated Fat 4g
Unsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 448mg
Total Carbohydrate 41g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A  17%Vitamin C  4%
Calcium  15%Iron  17%
Potassium  8%Vitamin E  8%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Cajun Soft-Shell Crabs On Buns

Date Added: June 12, 2009
This has to be one of the best sandwiches on earth. I don't know who decided to put a crab in between two slices of bread, but I'm glad they did. This recipe is particularly delicious especially if the crab is fresh.


4 Soft Shell Crabs cleaned
1 cup Skim Milk
3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper or to taste
4 tablespoons Low Fat Butter
4 Sandwich Buns Round
4 tablespoons Cajun Mayonnaise
2 Scallions thinly sliced
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1. Rinse each crab under cold water and, with scissors, snip off the head about 1/4 in behind the eyes.

2. Turn the crab over on its back; lift and pull off the triangular apron on the lower part of the shell.

3. Flip the crab over and pull back the points of the top shell.

4. Remove and discard the gills on both sides. Rinse the cleaned crab and pat dry.

5. 1. Soak prepared crabs in milk for 30 minutes.

6. Meanwhile, in a bag, combine flour, paprika, garlic powder and cayenne.

7. Shake well; reserve. 2. Remove the crabs from the milk and dredge in the seasoned flour.

8. Shake off any excess flour. 3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

9. Saute crabs, two at a time, for 4-5 minutes per side, or until crispy and browned.

10. Remove to a paper towel to drain. 4. Spread each toasted bun with 1 tablespoon of Cajun Mayonnaise, or more if desired.

11. Sprinkle scallions on bottom half of bun, then top with a crab.

12. Cover with top half of the bun and serve immediately.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is low-cholesterol with 19.5mg per serving

This recipe is a good source of Vitamin A with 17% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Wheat, Milk, Shellfish, Butter, Gluten, Spring Onion, Garlic, Hot Pepper allergies.
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