Tempura Soft Shell Crab

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Cook Time: ~30 minutes

Canola Oil
1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1 Large Egg Yolk
1 1/4 Cups Soda Water
8 jumbo soft-shell crabs, dressed


1) Fill Dutch oven or cast iron skillet with 1 inch of oil. Heat to 350F. Preheat oven to 200F

2) In a medium bowl, mix flour and salt. Whisk yolk into soda water in a 2-cup measure until blended; pour over flour mixture, and whisk to gently combine (the batter should remain slightly lumpy and should have the consistency of heavy cream).

3) Place crabs in batter one at a time. Let excess batter drip off crab then fry for one and a half minutes per side or until golden brown. Place on paper towel to soak up any oil. Place in oven until ready to serve.

4) Serve with Asian Coleslaw and Crab Dipping Sauce


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