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  • A flavorful blend of batter and spices
  • Easy way to make delicious Maryland-style fried hard shell crabs
  • Pre-mixed blend takes the guesswork out of frying crabs
  • Proudly made in Maryland
  • Bulk 25 lb. supply
UPC Code: 014477807253

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Made in America Yes
Package Size 25 lb.
Type Fry Mixes


For coating and frying the most delicious hard shell crabs, try this J.O. hard shell crab batter. Though less common than fried soft shell crabs, fried hard shell crabs are an old-fashioned seafood treat that your patrons are sure to love! This pre-mixed batter takes the guesswork out of offering this delicacy; a blend of fine flour and savory spices delivers perfectly crispy fried hard shell crabs every time. This bulk 25 lb. supply will keep your kitchen well-stocked for all of your culinary needs!

Unlike with boiled or steamed crabs, fried hard shell crabs are cleaned before they are cooked. Begin by stunning your crabs in an ice bath or in boiling water, then pry off the top shell and scrape away the gills, remove the mouth parts, scoop out the fat, and snap off the legs. Marinade your crabs for at least 3 hours or up to overnight, then dip them in egg wash, dredge them in this batter mixture, and deep fry at 375 degrees Fahrenheit until they are golden and crispy. Invite your patrons to nibble the delicious batter off the shells before snapping into these fried hard shell crabs and enjoying their succulent, juicy meat!

Founded in 1945 by James Ozzle ("J.O.") Strigle, J.O. Spice is a 4th generation family-owned company located in Baltimore, Maryland that specializes in producing spice blends that take seafood from good to great! They offer a wide range of seafood seasonings, spices, batters, breadings, and soups that are served in nearly every crab house and restaurant that offers Maryland steamed crabs on the East Coast, including popular Chesapeake crab houses. From their iconic #1 and #2 blends to their custom mixes, J.O.'s products are made with passion and decades of expertise that create an unmatched flavor. Whether you're steaming crabs or frying oysters, you can bring the taste of the Chesapeake to your establishment by seasoning your signature dishes with J.O. Spice!

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  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • Non-MSG


    This item does not contain any monosodium glutamate (MSG).

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