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  • Developed by a Chesapeake Bay waterman
  • Perfect batter for soft-shell crabs
  • Classic flavor and impeccable texture
  • Creates a crispy and delicious coating when fried
  • Bulk 5 lb. supply
UPC Code: 014477030057

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Made in America Yes
Package Size 5 lb.
Type Fry Mixes


For coating and frying the most delicious soft-shell crabs, try this J.O. soft shell crab batter. Soft-shell crabs are those that grow too large for their shells, shed their shell, and are caught before they begin forming a new one. This presents the perfect opportunity to batter and fry the entire crab for a crispy, golden, and delicious dish that doesn't need to be picked apart.

To prepare delicious fried soft-shell crabs, begin by cleaning your crabs. Cut the crab across the front, then lift back the corners of the shell. Remove the gills, apron, and fat from the crab body, then rise with cold water. Pour the J.O. batter into a shallow bowl, then dredge your cleaned crabs, ensuring they are thoroughly coated in batter. Heat your oil in a large fry pan until hot, then add your crabs, cover, and cook thoroughly for approximately 3 minutes on each side. Once they are golden brown and the meat is firm, remove your crabs from the oil, drain, and serve them steaming hot!

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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