How to Clean Soft Shell Crabs
- Turn the crab upside down. With scissors, cut off the face. Remove the brain sac from behind the eyes.
- Lift up the “apron” from the abdomen of the crab and cut it off where it joins the body.
- Turn the crabs right side up and lift each flap where the shell comes to a point; pull or scrape off the spongy gills.
PUBLISHED August 1996