4 large fresh Florida soft shell crabs, cleaned
¼ cup corn starch
1 ½ cups unbleached flour
1 cup milk Canola oil for cooking
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
Preheat a large heavy bottomed skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, corn starch, and salt and pepper. Pour the milk into a bowl large enough to fit the crab. Dry the soft-shell crabs with a paper towel then dredge in the seasoned flour mixture. Next, dip the coated crabs in the milk, then back into the flour mixture. Repeat with remaining crab. Lightly coat bottom of the preheated pan with canola oil. Carefully place crabs top side down in pan for approximately two minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Carefully flip and cook for additional two minutes or until completely done. Remove from pan and let drain on a paper towel. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, or try one of these dips and dressings.
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