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Buy 1 - 3 $172.99/Case

Other Available Sizes:

  • Large soft shell blue crabs
  • Individually wrapped for easy inventory management
  • Great for breading and frying
  • Available year-round for dependable supply
  • Ships frozen
UPC Code: 10073994003330
Grade Hotel
Meat Variety Crab
Portion Weight 1.85 Ounces
Type Soft Shell

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When will my refrigerated or frozen food product be shipped?
In order to control the amount of time in transit for these perishable items, they are only shipped on select days of the week based on which shipping method you choose and the transit time to your location.

Ground: Orders ship Monday through Wednesday.
Second Day: Orders ship Monday through Wednesday.
Next Day: Orders ship Monday through Thursday.

Orders placed after the cutoff will ship the following Monday. If transit time allows for timely delivery to your location our warehouse may choose to ship some orders outside of these defined windows.

Orders placed on or just prior to a holiday could experience a slight delay in shipping.

Frozen and refrigerated items cannot ship in a quantity that requires Common Carrier shipping, as well as cannot be shipped outside of the United States.
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Bring the bounty of the sea to your tables with these Handy hotel soft shell domestic crabs! Blue crabs are bountiful in the chilly waters off the coast of North America, but are typically only available from mid-May through September. These frozen blue crabs from Handy allow you to offer this seafood delicacy at your establishment year-round! Once they shed their hard outer shells, these soft shell crabs are harvested, fully cleaned, individually measured and wrapped, and finally flash frozen for freshness. The result is plump crabs with more white meat and large, meaty claws - a gourmet addition to your seafood menu! These soft shell crabs are renowned for their sweet, rich flavor, and tender texture. Because they're meticulously measured, you can count on consistent sizing from Handy's soft shell crabs. These hotel crabs measure between 4" and 4 1/2", offering perfect portion sizes for a meal your guests are sure to remember!

Soft shell crabs are an essential item on your seafood menu. Thanks to their soft shells, every part of the crabs' bodies is edible, so there's no picking required! These frozen crabs arrive at your door fully cleaned and dressed - all that's left for you to do is thaw and prepare! Dredge these crabs in seasoned flour, then pan fry them until they're crispy and golden, approximately 5 minutes per side. You can even deep fry them for an extra-crispy end result! Once your crabs are fried, there are a wide variety of serving options. Serve them on their own for a gourmet entree, or create a delicious surf and turf meal by serving a fried crab with a perfectly seasoned steak! Create a Maryland-style soft shell crab sandwich by serving a crab on a fluffy bun with tartar sauce, lettuce, and a thick tomato slice, or serve a crab on French bread to create a soft shell crab New Orleans-style po' boy sandwich. No matter how you choose to serve them, these hotel soft shell domestic crabs will quickly become a fan favorite on your menu! Each crab is individually wrapped, offering convenient preparation and easy inventory management.

With a rich company history dating back to 1894, Handy prides itself on being America's oldest seafood processor. A dedication to fresh, authentic ingredients and innovation has allowed the company to continue to grow generation after generation. Leading the way in seafood processing and distribution, Handy is well known for their soft shell crabs, crab meat, and crab cakes. Using technology to their advantage, Handy is the first processor to flash freeze soft shell crabs to provide customers with exceptional quality and freshness. For the best in quality control, the company also uses a black light to remove shells from crab meat while maintaining the product's integrity. Over the years, Handy has expanded their product offering, researched ways to promote sustainability, and celebrated their accomplishments so far while creating a platform for further growth and success. For the best in crab processing, choose Handy!

Because this item is not stocked in our warehouse, processing, transit times and stock availability will vary. If you need your items by a certain date, please contact us prior to placing your order. Expedited shipping availability may vary. We cannot guarantee that this item can be cancelled off of the order or returned once it is placed.

  • Frozen Food

    Frozen Food

    This item is shipped frozen. You will need to ensure this item is stored at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or below.

  • National Fisheries Institute Certified Crab

    National Fisheries Institute Certified Crab

    This product was produced by a member of the NFI Crab Council. It was sustainably harvested with a focus on creating and maintaining healthy fisheries, supporting local economies, and industry stewardship.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

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