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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

Crisp Fried Soft Shell Sandwich


Soft Shell Crab w/over ripe tomato.


One of my favorites -- Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

April is the beginning of soft shell crab season on the Gulf Coast and boy did I start off with a bang. Last week I stopped by one of my soft shell suppliers and picked up a dozen large crabs classified as whalers. I love making fried soft shell crab sandwiches with my first crabs of the season. I picked up a couple of ripe hot house tomatoes and a loaf of soft sliced bread and headed to my office to fix lunch. Soft shell crab sandwiches are a seasonal treat and everyone should eat at least one. I like a crispy fried crab with a little mayonnaise, ketchup, hot sauce topped with an over ripe tomato and served on white or wheat sliced bread. Try one with a fresh soft shell crab and you will be a fan for life.

3 comments:

Faine said...

Gorgeous. Soft shell crabs are one of nature's most divine inventions.

Decklid18 said...

My 1st soft shell crab sandwich, somewhere in Southern Maryland (that's the western shore) was Wonder bread, ketchup, crab. I was about 10. Loved it...I like this slightly more complicated version.

undercover caterer said...

I love your blog! I just linked this story on something I wrote.

I need to try one of these sandwiches, and soon.