Fried Crab – Jonah, Dungeoness or Blue Crabs

Fried Crab

The Best Fried Crab

Fried Crab can be found all over the world.  Traditionally, it’s usually soft shell crab, like blue crabs, that are fried but the truth is, you can fry just about anything.  Most of my experience with Fried Crabs have been at buffets and Cajun restaurants in the south.  It’s real popular to put the majority of the breading over the meat from the body of the crab.  I think mostly because the meat is already exposed, once the cavity shell has been removed, and you just sink your teeth right in and get a bight.

Fried Crab

Jonah Fried Crab Recipe

Normally, for this Fried Crab recipe, I would use soft shell crabs but they aren’t available to me right now, unfortunately.  I did find some Jonah crabs, however, which are the East coasts answer to the West’s Dungeoness Crab.  They’re typically a little bit smaller than the Dungeoness and therefore a little cheaper as well.  I picked up these two bad boys for just under $7 bucks.  So you really can’t go wrong picking up a half dozen or so for frying.

Also, if you’re interested, be sure to check out a few relatable recipes I think you’ll enjoy.  My King Crab Legs tutorial is phenomenal because I teach you how to peal the legs so quickly that your mouth never stops chewing between bites.  My Stuffed Lobster recipe is one of the most amazing dish’s you’ll ever lay your eyes on; also incredible.  And my Thai Red Curry Shrimp Recipe is easy and it’s to die for.

Fried Crab Ingredients:

6 to 8 Whole Crabs
1 stick Melted Butter
1 Garlic Clove, chopped

Egg Wash
1 egg
2 tbs milk
2 tbs Hot Sauce

Dry Mix
1/2 cup Plain Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup Potato or Corn Starch
1 1/2 tsp Crab Boil Seasoning

Oil for frying

Cook at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for only 2 to 3 minutes and enjoy your Fried Crab.

Bourbon Chicken and Sauce Recipe

Bourbon Chicken Main Pic

This Bourbon Chicken recipe is a tasty way to spice up your Chinese home cooking.  It’s an old recipe from the Godfathers of the South, downtown New Orleans, in the French Quarter, right on Bourbon Street.  Some say that’s where this recipe get’s it’s name and others think there’s actually Bourbon in the recipe. Either way, it’s a fun recipe and it will definitely impress your audience, it’s that good!

Also, be sure to check out my Original Egg Roll recipe and my Orange Peel Chicken.

Bourbon Chicken Ingredients:

2 Chicken Breasts or 6 Boneless Chicken Thighs
1 Garlic Clove, chopped
1/4 tsp Fresh Ginger, chopped
3/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup Apple juice
1/3 cup Brown sugar
2 tbs Ketchup
1 tbs Apple Cider vinegar
1/2 cup Chicken Broth
1/3 cup Soy Sauce
1 tsp Corn Starch
1/4 cup Bourbon or Southern Comfort
Canola Oil for frying

Chicken Marinade
1 egg
1 tbsp Canola Oil
1 pinch of Salt and Pepper
1/4 cup Corn Starch

Jambalaya with Shrimp and Andoulli Sausage

Jambalaya

You guys are in for a real treat if you like Jambalaya.  As always, I post recipes only as good as they come and the way I know they should be.  Nothing but the best restaurants in New Orleans serve Jambalaya like this and I’m going to teach you how to do it in the comfort of your own home.  i promise you, if you make Jambalaya like this the next you have friends or family over, no one is going to leave until you give them the exact ingredients.  Well, here it is, from Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen to yours.  Now go tear it up!

Jambalaya Ingredients:

2 Andoulli Sausages
1 lbs Shrimp, pealed and deveined
2 cups Rice
1/2 Onion, chopped
1 Bell Pepper, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1/2 tsp Anchovy Paste, or one crushed anchovy
1 cup Clam Juice
Chicken Broth (approximately 1 quart, watch video)
1 can Diced Tomatoes
1/2 can Tomato Sauce
1 tbsp Creole Seasoning (add more to taste for spice)
1 tbsp Worcestershire
1 1/2 oz Louisiana Hot Sauce, (or something similar like Tabasco)
Top off with Scallions