Beer Batter Soft-shelled Crabs

Course : Seafoods
Serves: 6
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12 large crabs -- soft
12 ounces beer -- warm
1 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Preparation / Directions:

Pour beer in mixing bowl, add flour then remainder of ingredients. Mix well. Prepare batter at least 1-1/2 hours before use as it will thicken standing. Dust crabs lightly in flour; dip singly in batter. Deep-fry at 360F for 2-5 minutes depending on size. Crabs should be golden brown. Drain and serve.

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