Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fried Soft Crabs with Snow Peas - Kepiting Soka Goreng

Fried Soft Shell Crabs with Snow Peas

Ingredients for crispy soft shell crabs

6 soft shell crabs
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 teaspoon  pepper
oil for frying


You can ask your soft shell crabs clean when you buy them.  Marinate the crabs with 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Preheat the oil in medium fry pan.
Mix the flour with panko bread crumbs, salt, garlic powder and  pepper.
Dip crabs in milk, then coat them well in flour mix.
Fry the crabs 3 at the time for  2 - 3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towel.
Serve immediately with saute snow peas and drizzle with orange reduced sauce.

Saute snow pea and orange reduced sauce Ingredients

1 pack of snow peas, cleaned
2 gloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon oil for saute
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water or chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Saute snow pea and orange reduced sauce

Saute the garlic in oil until fragrant. Add  snow peas  and salt saute a minute and add 1/4 cup water cover cook for another 4 minutes.
Reduce the orange juice in a small saucepan until turn thick or about 1/4 cup left.
Let it cool, whisk in the rice wine vinegar and slowly add the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Fresh Soft Shell Crabs


  1. Fried Soft Shell Crabs with Snow Peas would be great in Ocean City, MD right now. We usually get dinner to go at Phillips, but this recipe looks better.

  2. Thanks! It was great...and very crispy!


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