Sauteed Softshell Crab

Sautéed softshell crab

Serves 1


  • 1 softshell crab
  • 25g / 1 oz butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 dsp seasoned flour
  • ½ garlic clove
  • ½ lemon or lime


  1. Dredge crab in the seasoned flour. (Dip crab into beaten egg before dredging in seasoned flour for a more batter like coating.)
  2. Heat butter and oil in frying pan. 
  3. When it is lightly bubbling, add garlic and sauté briefly but do not burn.
  4. Remove garlic and and heat until butter/oil until hot and foaming
  5. Add crab. Cook for about two minutes on each side until crisp.
  6. Squeeze a little lemon or lime juice over the crab and serve immediately.
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