Soft-shell crab is a culinary term for crabs that have recently molted their old exoskeleton and are still soft. Soft-shells are removed from the water as soon as they molt to prevent any hardening of their shell. This means that almost the entire crab can be eaten, rather than having to shell the animal to reach the meat.
The exceptions are the mouthparts, the gills and the abdominal cover, which, though edible when shells are very soft, are usually discarded. The remaining, edible part of the crab is typically deep fried or sautéed.
SOFT SHELL CRABS
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