Other Available Sizes:

  • Premium, Maryland crabs
  • Perfect for breading and frying
  • Frozen to preserve freshness
  • Individually wrapped for convenience
  • Just thaw, coat, and cook
  • An excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals
  • Great for any seafood-serving establishment
UPC Code:400013033901
Shipping:Usually Ships in 1-2 Business Days
Grade Prime
Made in America Yes
Meat Variety Crab
Source Wild-Caught
Style Maryland
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 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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With an unforgettably rich taste and a delightful, hearty texture, these Linton's 5 1/4" prime soft shell blue crabs will have your patrons cleaning their plates and ready for more. 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.

These premium Maryland blue crabs have meat that is incredibly tender and melts in your mouth. Crabs are an excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals, and are a great addition to your menu. The crispy exterior with the soft and luscious crab meat creates a classic combination any patron is sure to love.

These crabs are frozen fresh and available all year round. They come cleaned and individually wrapped so you can prepare them as needed. The best methods for cooking soft shell crabs are to bake, saute, deep fry, or pan fry them. For the best results, thaw the crabs in the refrigerator while still in the sealed plastic. Remove the plastic, then dip each crab in cold milk followed by the batter of your choice. Heat 1/8" of oil in a frying pan and saute each crab for 3-5 minutes on both sides until you have a golden crab fried to perfection. Prime crabs are the second smallest soft shell crabs next to hotel crabs. These work great in tasty sandwiches!

Unlike crabs from other areas, Maryland blue crabs must endure four distinct seasons throughout the year. This forces these crabs to hibernate and build up fat stores. These fat stores, or mustard, are noticeably darker than other blue crab varieties and results in a heartier texture with a sweet, buttery taste. This distinguished flavor, combined with the perfect platform for a delicious fried coating makes these soft shell crabs a must-have for any seafood serving establishment. Serve them on a sandwich or a plate with fresh lemons and greens, these delicious soft shell crabs provide the consistency, quality, and palatability your establishment needs.

Located on the eastern shore of Maryland, in The Crab Capital of the World, Linton's Seafood has over 30 years of expertise in serving one-of-a-kind Maryland blue crabs, lump crab cakes, and other fresh seafood. As one of the first companies to perfect seafood shipping, Linton's is the brand to trust when it comes to finding the best seafood to serve at your establishment. From mouthwatering Maryland blue crab to tender lobster, Linton's fresh seafood and other goods bring quality and deliciousness right to your door.

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.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

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