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May 24, 2007 10:23 AM

Soft shell crab sandwich?

I'm having a craving. Pan-fried crabs, great roll, mayonnaise-type dressing, lettuce tomato. Anyone know where I can find one? Come to think of it, with all my requirements maybe I should just make it myself!

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  1. Not a sandwich but the best softshell crabs in the city are available year round (not sure how) at Sripraphai.

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    1. re: guttergourmet

      true that, and they have a great soft-shell crab thing at My Thai in Elmhurst also. how is it that thai restos can lock it down all year? maybe shady but anyway . . . delicious.

    2. Last year during the soft shell crab season, I have an amazing SSC sandwich at Blue Smoke. It was a special for that day, but it was so incredibly delicious that I would have totally traded the ribs there for that. I hope they will have it again this year!

      1. That sounds like HEAVEN. Soft shell crab is one of my absolute faves, but have never tried it in a sandwich. Will be keeping tabs on the recommendations here... glad you posted this!

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        1. re: cava_girl

          I'm interested in the replies, too. I used to go to a place a long time ago that had a $5.95 (with a dollar extra for bacon) fried softshell on toast with lettuce, tomato and mayo. It was incredible. However, I've since forgotten where the place is and am dying to find a replacement for it, now that this topic reminds me of it.

          1. re: Souper

            the soft shell crab sandwich at wild edibles is very good.

            1. re: jon

              I second Wild Edibles. Also my boyfriend had a SSC taco at Dos Caminos the other night and really enjoyed it.

              1. re: roze

                Thanks everyone for the info. I just called up Wild Edibles in Murray Hill, and he said they aren't making sandwiches. They only have cornmeal crusted crabs served entree style. I guess it's back to the drawing board.

                1. re: livetoeat24

                  I realize I must be a bit late by now, but if you're up for a little subway ride, hop the Q down to Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, walk down to Emmons Ave by the water and go to Randazzo's. Great soft shell crab on a bun, I also always get the scungilli with spicy marinara sauce.