Fried Soft Shell Crabs with Jalapeño Tartar Sauce

We’re excited to team up with Amos Mosquito’s Restaurant & Bar and Chef Hallock once again to bring you a delicious new recipe for Fried Soft Shell Crabs with Jalapeño Tartar Sauce. Seafood lovers will want to dive right in and enjoy this delicious meal!

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Jalapeno Tartar Sauce


  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 each Jalapeño, seeded and small diced
  • 1 each Lemon (zest of whole lemon and juice of 1/2)
  • 2 Tbsp Sweet Pickle Relish
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire
  • 3 Tbsp Capers, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 1 tsp Horseradish
  • 2 tsp jalapeño Tabasco sauce (any hot source will do)


Mix all the ingredients together.

Fried Soft Shell Crabs


  • Vegetable Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Flour
  • Corn Mill
  • Milk (Optional)


  1. Season the crab with salt and pepper.
  2. Dredge crab in half flour and half corn mill mixture.
  3. Place in fry daddy for about minute and a half to two minutes
  4. Fry in batches for 2 minutes or until the oil quiets down.

PRO TIP: For a thicker crust, dip crab in milk, then dredge in breading for a second time.