Soft-Shell Crab Stack

Soft-Shell Crab Stack


  • 8 Soft-shell crabs, cleaned
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • 4 English muffins, split, toasted and buttered
  • 8 slices Cooked ham, 1/8-to ¼-inch thick
  • 8 slices Ripe tomato
  • 1 ½-1 ¾ cups Hollandaise sauce
  • 4 Egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon White pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup Butter


Prick legs and claws of each crab with the tines of a fork to prevent popping. Sauté in butter about 4 minutes on each side over moderate heat.

To assemble: Place toasted English muffin halves on plate. Top each with ham, then tomato and cooked crab. Spoon about 3 tablespoons hollandaise sauce over each. Serve immediately.

Hollandaise Sauce

Place egg yolks, lemon juice and seasonings in a blender. At medium speed, very slowly add 1 cup butter which has been melted to bubbling but not browned. Blend an additional 10 to 12 seconds until sauce is thickened and smooth.

Soft-Shell Crab Stack

Recipe Details

Yield/Servings: Serves 4

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 661

Calories from Protein: 22

Calories from Carbohydrates: 16

Calories from Fat: 60

Calories from Saturated Fat: 32

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