Soft-shell crab tempura


tempura-mixStep 1: making tempura batter

Put 100 g of tempura batter mix in a glass bowl and mix it with 160 ml of cold water.

Sprinkle 50 g of Japanese Panko bread crumbs (or more, depending on the number of crabs) on a plate.

raw-soft-shell-crabsoft-shell-crab-being-rolled-in-japanese-bread-crumbsStep 2: dipping the crab

Dip the soft-shell crab in the tempura batter, then roll it in the bread crumbs.

deep-fryed-soft-shell-crabStep 3: deep frying the crab

Deep fry until golden brown. This should take two to three minutes or less.

crispy-tempura-soft-shell-crabStep 4: cooling and processing the crab

 Let the fried crab cool on a paper towel. The paper absorbs excess fat.

Enjoy the soft-shell crab either on its own or inside a soft-shell crab sushi roll.


  • Soft-shell crab
  • 100 g tempura batter mix
  • 160 ml water
  • Panko bread crumbs


  • Deep fryer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Plate


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