Soft Shell Crabs

Soft Shell Crabs with Tomato and Fresh Basil Sauce- Dianne Rogers/Sid & Dianne's

4 Soft Shell Crabs, cleaned and dried
1/4 Cup Flour seasoned with salt and pepper

3 - 4 Tblsp. Olive oil

2 - 3 cloves of garlic, minced

1/4 Cup dry white wine

1 ripe tomato, small dice or 1 cup canned

5 - 6 fresh basil leaves, julienne

2 Tblsp butter

Pre-heat pan to med - high. Dredge crabs in flour shaking off excess. Add oil to pan. Add crab to pan and saute for approx. 2 -3 minutes per side, until golden.
Remove crab from pan, add garlic, saute 1 minute. Add wine, reduce for a
minute, add tomato and basil, cooking for an additional 2 - 3 minutes. Add butter and remove from heat.
Pour sauce on plates and put crab on top OR...pour a bit of sauce on a
kaiser or Challah or Brioche...add lettuce and Vidalia Onion and of course,the crab.

This makes a really good sandwich!