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Cook a Soft Shell Crab Appetizer with Norigami

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  • How to cook a crab. Soft Shell Crab Appetizer - Step 1
    Step 1

    Let soft shell crabs thaw and pat dry with paper towels. The excess liquid will pop in the oil if you’re not careful!

  • Step 2

    Fill a pot with 4 inches of frying oil. Heat to 350 degrees.

  • Step 3

    In a medium bowl, gently whisk the eggs until the yolk and egg whites are just barely incorporated.

  • Step 4

    Add the ice cold water and gently whisk together.

  • How to cook a crab. Soft Shell Crab Appetizer - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add the flour to the into the mixture and lightly combine; do not over-mix. There should be still be lumps of batter.

  • Step 6

    Take one soft shell crab and dip it into the batter, making sure the whole crab is covered in batter.

  • Step 7

    Carefully put the crab into the pot of preheated oil, top side down. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy.

  • Step 8

    Remove from oil and let the crab drain on a plate with paper towels.

  • How to cook a crab. Soft Shell Crab Appetizer - Step 9
    Step 9

    Repeat for each crab.

  • How to cook a crab. Soft Shell Crab Appetizer - Step 10
    Step 10

    Serve with lemon wedges and a side of citrus ponzu.

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