Simply Good Soft-Shell Crabs

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  • 8 soft-shell crabs, cleaned
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • oil for frying

Combine flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper and cayenne in a large bowl. Dredge crabs in the mixture.

In a large skillet, heat oil to 375° F. Cook until reddish-brown, about 5 minutes. Use tongs or spatula to turn. Cook until done, about 5 more minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor