Prosciutto Wrapped Softshell Crabs

Posted by francis keyser Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Taste Level: VGR
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 2
Prep Time: 15-20 min.
Cook time: 0-5 min.
Difficulty: 2

I had a little bit more difficult idea for these but a dimmer switch ate up all the time I had before company came over. It took me 6 hours to install a switch and for it to work properly... I am certainly no electrician! It ended up being a blessing in disguise because I made these delicious crabs with what little time I had! They were so good Zo and I made them again two days later! I really enjoyed these and hope you do too!

Ingredients:
2 Softshell crabs
2 slices of prosciutto
1/3 cup Italian Bread crumbs
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp essence
1/4 cup Zo's San Marzano Marinara
1 egg
4 cups peanut oil

In a small bowl whisk together breadcrumbs, and seasonings. In a separate small bowl whisk egg until smooth.

Heat oil in a medium sauce pan.

Dry softshell crabs with paper towels. Once dried use a fillet knife to separate the back half of the top shell from the crabs (make sure to leave the front connected.) Take a piece of prosciutto and starting inside the crab, tightly wrap around underside of crab and then all the way back around to under the top shell. Soak crab in egg wash and then roll in bread crumb mixture until coated well. Repeat with other crab.

Take coated crabs and place into heated oil, cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oil using a slotted frying spatula and place on a plate covered in paper towels. Spoon 2 tbsp of marinara sauce onto plate and lay crabs atop. Enjoy!

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