Soft shell blue crabs are a real delicacy enjoyed by many seafood lovers. Before cooking a soft shell blue crab it must first be cleaned. The cleaning process removes the mouth, eyes, gills and lower apron of the crab. Once the crab is cleaned it is ready to be cooked.

Soft Shell CrabsSoft shell blue crab cooking is typically done by dredging the crab in a batter mix and then pan frying on a cook stove. The entire crab is consumed minus what was removed during the cleaning process.

Soft shells blue crabs can be purchased live from April through September. Most online stores offer Maryland soft shell crabs for sale already cleaned and frozen. This allows the soft shell crabs to be available all year.