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Easy Baked Soft-Shell Crabs


  • 8 soft-shell crabs, cleaned
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • ¾ cup dry bread crumbs

Preheat the oven to 400° F.

Melt butter in a large baking dish. Add wine, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix well. Reserve 3 tablespoons.

Place crabs in a dish and turn to coat both sides. Mix reserved sauce with bread crumbs and sprinkle over crabs. Bake at 400° F for about 8-10 minutes or until done.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor MM2