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How to Cook Crab Claws

[ 8 ] March 16, 2009 |

How to Cook Crab Claws

fried crab fingers

Fried Crab Fingers

Fried Crab Claws (also called Crab Fingers) are a scrumptious appetizer on most Cajun restaurant menus.

They are real easy to make, and real good to eat!

Fried crab claws is a must-have in your Cajun cooking recipes arsenal, so let’s see how to cook crab claws

Ingredients for Fried Crab Claws

1 pound fresh crab claws
1/2 cup of corn flour (or a bag of prepared Fish and Shrimp Fry)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Tony’s Creole Seasoning
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
lime or lemon juice
fresh prepared horseradish
Canola oil for frying

Fried Crab Fingers

Fried Crab Fingers

Start by pouring about 2 inches of oil in a heavy bottom saucepan or use an electric fryer.

Pour the corn flour, flour, and Tony’s into a large mixing bowl. Stir well.

In a smaller mixing bowl, crack the egg and add milk and 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice. Mix well.

Heat oil on a medium heat (#6).

Put several crab claws in the egg wash to coat.

Then, toss crab claws into the corn flour mixture and coat well.

Place on a clean platter.

Repeat until all crab claws are battered.

Place crab claws in the fryer – maybe a dozen at a time.

(They only need to fry about 2 minutes or less. They cook really quick.)

Remove to a drain on paper towels.

Make Cocktail Sauce with one cup ketchup and 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish and a squeeze of lemon or lime.

Serving Fried Crab Claws

crab finger dinner

Crab Finger Dinner

One pound of Crab Claws will likely serve 6-8 people as an appetizer. They are pretty addictive. Enjoy!

How to Make Cocktail Sauce

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Beryl Stokes

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  1. Julie D says:

    Beryl & Stokes,

    Just watched ‘how to cook crab claws’ and loved the video…especially your helpers! Keep the recipe videos coming…


  2. Beryl says:

    Thanks, Julie!

  3. Tia says:

    I just finnished watching your crab fingers recipe and I am gonna give them a try but I was wondering if you had a recipe to sautee them?

  4. Tia says:

    I’ve been tring to find a recipe for “COPELANDS” crab claws appetizer but I need help

  5. gloria says:

    where to purchase these crab claws?

  6. Beryl says:

    Hi Gloria, You should be able to find crab claws in most seafood markets. They may be seasonal in your area, depending on where you are. Mike and Beryl

  7. Skye says:

    Thanks for the recipe! It was amazing! Loved the informative video! Specvial thanks to you and your adorable helpers!

  8. Jo-Jo says:

    Oh my goodness, watching this video made me so homesick for my mom and lil sis but it was a great way to start my morning. 🙂 Looks like I’ll be trying my hand at some crab claws tonight. Thanks for the recipe! Best wishes.

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