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Fried Softshell Crabs with Beer Batter
- ¾ cup unbleached white flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
- ¾ cup beer (any kind but light)
- 12 medium softshell crabs
- oil for frying
In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, egg and ginger and mix well. Add beer, mix and let batter stand at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours. Heat the cooking oil to 375 degrees in a wok or heavy skillet at least 10 inches in diameter.
Dip crabs in batter and fry three crabs at once, dropping them into the oil one at a time. With tongs or slotted spoon, remove crabs and drain them on paper towels.