For seafood lovers, the combination of crispy fried crab and a soft sandwich is hard to resist. But what if you can indulge in this delicious treat in a healthier way? The air fryer is a perfect option to get that crispy texture without the excess grease. Learn how to make an Air Fried Soft Shell Crab Sandwich that is not only healthier but also deliciously satisfying. This recipe takes the classic soft shell crab sandwich to the next level with a crispy exterior and succulent interior. Say hello to a healthier alternative that doesn’t skimp on flavor or texture!
Want to learn how to cook soft shell crab the easy way? Look no further than your air fryer! Just follow our easy recipe for a mouthwatering crab sandwich.
Preheat your air fryer to 375°F and give the basket a quick spritz of nonstick spray. Now, grab two bowls and pour milk into one, then combine flour, cornmeal, Old Bay and garlic powder in the other.
Pat the soft shell crab dry, then dip it into the milk before coating it in the flour mixture. Pop it in the air fryer basket and wait for about 8 minutes or until it’s fully cooked and crispy.
Finally, let’s assemble the sandwich with toasted whole wheat hamburger rolls. Spread your choice of cocktail sauce, mayonnaise or mustard on the top half of the bun. On the bottom bun, layer lettuce leaves, tomato slices, and the air fried crab. Seal it with the top bun and get ready to wow your taste buds!
Soft shell crab is a delicacy that many seafood lovers enjoy. Known for its tender texture and sweet flavor, soft shell crabs can be prepared in a variety of ways, including fried, pan-seared or grilled.
While soft shell crab sandwiches are a common preparation, there are many other ways to enjoy this delectable treat. Here are a few other ideas for serving your air fried soft shell crab:
Soft shell crab is a versatile ingredient that can be used in various dishes to create delicious meals for any occasion. Consult the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide for more ingredient ideas!