Fried Soft-Shell Crabs

Crabes Mous Frits

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By The Times Picayune Publishing Company

Published 1901

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  • A Dozen Soft-Shell Crabs
  • A Pint of Milk
  • Sifted Flour
  • Salt


The greatest care must be taken in preparing and cleaning the Crab. Wash carefully, removing all sand, but do not scale or blanch them, as this destroys the fine flavor completely. Remove the spongy, feathery substances under the side points. These are called the “man-eaters, ” and are very irritating and indigestible. Remove also the sandbag or “sand pouch” from under the shells just between t