-soft shell crabs (I budget 1 per person)
-1 egg for egg wash
-potato flour (but can use regular flour)
-Japanese panko (can be purchase almost anywhere)
-wash crab and dry thoroughly
-I like to cut crab into half, it's easier to handle and eat
-coat with flour and dip in egg wash then coat with panko crumbs
-let crabs sit for a few minutes to set
-fry with vegetable oil on medium heat (I usually test for oil readiness by dropping a little panko into the oil to see if it bubble up immediately.)
-I didn't time the frying time, I just looked at crab for readiness. It should turn red and puff up. I would estimate around 1 minute per side.
-remove from oil and drain on paper towel
-serve hot with Ponzu sauce and green onion
Note: Oil will splatter a lot during frying so be careful!
ENJOY! How do you like your soft shell crabs?