Fried Soft Shell Crabs Posted in Crab Print Recipe Fried Soft Shell Crabs Servings: 6 Ingredients12 medium Maryland soft shell crabs cleaned1 cup pancake flour1 tsp seafood seasoningoil for frying InstructionsMix together pancake flour and seafood seasoning. Dredge crabs in flour mixture to coat well. In large frying pan, heat about 1/2 inch cooking oil to 375°. Add crabs and turn heat down to 350°. Cook crabs until browned, about 5 minutes on each side.