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Soft Shell Blue Crabs

Soft Shell Crabs - "JUMBO"

5 ½ - 6 inches
One of Americas favorite seafood delicacies. Caught just after shedding their hard outer shell (called "molting"), our crabs are carefully selected for their superior quality and size. The soft shells crabs are cleaned, frozen and ready to be prepared to your liking.
  1. Thanks for Being There Review by Barbra (Woodland Hills,CA)

    I just must tell you how wonderful your soft shell crabs and the crab cakes that I ordered are. I am in heaven...and as soon as they are gone (I do not let anyone else near them), I will order some more interesting stuff. Thanks for being there for us west coast people who really have less then our share of good shell fish, despite being on the Pacific Ocean (Posted on 5/4/14)

  2. Best Ever Review by Carol (Prescott,AZ)

    The soft shell crabs and the crab cakes are the best ever. They take me back to the time I lived in lower, slower Delaware. We will be ordering again (Posted on 5/4/14)

  3. Can't Say Enough Review by Virginia (Powell,OH)

    This is the second year I've sent soft shells to my mom. She can't say enough about how wonderful they are. Size and taste are excellent!!! Packaging stayed cold. Called on the phone to order, pleasant experience. Great job, keep up the good work :) Thank you for making my mom's Christmas!!! (Posted on 5/4/14)

  4. Outstanding! Review by Fred (Howell,MI)

    My soft shell crab order arrived on the scheduled day and that night we had some for dinner. Outstanding! The customer service people I worked with when I was unable to complete an online order were very friendly & helpful. We will definitely re-order in the future. Thank you for your great quality & service. (Posted on 5/4/14)

  5. Absolutely Wonderful Review by Madeline (Sun City,AZ)

    I am so thankful a friend of ours told us about Harbor House. The soft shell crabs were absolutely WONDERFUL. Everyone enjoyed them... even have 3 left for tonight! (Posted on 5/4/14)

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Our soft shell crabs are cleaned and ready to cook.

  • - Heat oil in a large skillet.
  • - Next combine salt and flour in one bowl and 2 eggs beaten in another.
  • - Dip your soft shell in the egg bath then coat with the flour mixture or a soft shell batter.
  • - Place the crabs in the oil and let cook for approximately 4 minutes on each side.
  • - The shell will turn red and crisp and the batter a golden brown. Place the soft shell on a paper towel covered plate to absorb any extra oil.
  • - Serve as a sandwich or as a main course meal.


A crab becomes a soft shell when it goes through a molting phase. This means the crab is forming a new larger soft shell under its hard shell. The crab then sheds the hard shell and becomes a soft shell. Crabs only stay a soft shell for a few hours which make it more difficult to catch soft shells. Soft shells are in season May through October but you can get them frozen all year long.