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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:43 am    Post subject: Fried Sand Fleas/Mole Crabs Reply with quote

I was watching an episode of Bizarre Foods a few minutes ago and they were in Thailand eating Mole Crabs a.k.a Sand Fleas. they sauteed some and fried some tepura style. i was shocked personally. Of the thousands of these I've caught for pompano and whiting bait for surf fishing, I never thought of eating them. I decided to do a little reserch of my own online and what I found was surprising. Apparently, they're becoming very popular here in the states as well. people describe them as if you're eating softshell crab poppers when fried up. They seem to make a great snack. from what I can tell, you just pull the legs off, batter them up, and fry. I'm gonna give it a shot this summer when they show up. Anyone else wanna give it a shot?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this recipe for Mole Crab chowder and the lady who submitted it is from Morehead City,NC. Hmmmmm....

MOLE CRAB CHOWDER

1 to 2 pounds of live mole crabs
2 cups of water
2 to 3 red onions, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablepsoon butter
½ teaspoon cilantro, minced
2 to 4 more cups of water
1 cup noodles, rice, or potatoes, not cooked
flour or toasted wheat flour

Steam the crabs in a covered pan with 2 cups of water until they are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from the stove and, with the crabs still in the broth, mash thoroughly with a potato masher. Strain through cheesecloth, retaining the broth and discarding the crabs. Next, fry the onions to a golden color in the oil and butter, and mix with the broth in a saucepan. Add the cilantro and two cups of water. Heat the broth and add either the noodles, rice, or potatoes to “stretch” the broth. Remember to add sufficient water to cook the quantity of ingredient you add. The broth and chowder may also be thickened by adding plain flour or toasted wheat flour.

Contributed by Mrs. Judie Spitsbergen, Morehead City, NC
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you eat the shell?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep....shell and all. When you fry it, the shell becomes crunchy like a chip from what the reviews say.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Capt_John wrote:
Yep....shell and all. When you fry it, the shell becomes crunchy like a chip from what the reviews say.


..We used to fry smaller fish with the scales on.. I think it's Spots, Croakers and Whiting that had the tiny little scales you could do this with.. When you fry them the scales puff up like popcorn and are crunchy.. Was pretty dang good as I remember as well.. But mostly I just get funny looks when I bring it up..

..I'm in on "Cap'n John's Experimental Kitchen".. Lemme know when ta show up.!! lol lol d:^) Schneeky..
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sometimes boil or blanch sandfleas that I am going to use for blackdrum bait. It gives them more smell or flavor. The aroma they give off while cooking is very pleasant. I've always been tempted to try them but never got up the nerve.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

..Seems like you'd never really get all the sand out of'em.. d:^) Schneeky..
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this sounds very interestring...If I catch some on the beach this summer I might sneek a couple home. :D
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess when all else fails eat the bait. LOL  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll try anything.....once!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Gulp marinated Sand Fleas are delicious!!

lol ~ I'll take someone else's word for it I think. I like that show with Andrew Zimmerman. =) He has a strong stomach!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While in Japan one of the best bar snacks was fried tiny shrimp. I don't have a recipe but they were about an inch long and deep fried whole. They were quite good and very crunchy. Sounds very similar to this. I ate quite a few and I can can say that they go very well with a couple of Asahis.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yall eat em up, just leave me a few fer bait.....  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject: Mole Crab Regs. Reply with quote

Here we go, just let marine fisheries start reading these posts. Next it will be the threatened and endangered mole crab, wonder what they will make the mole crab limit anyone think we will have closed spawning seasons, size/slot limits, commercial quotas, special sand flea license endorsements. etc, etc:)  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They actually look okay in that last shot but I don't think you could staple one of those to my tongue  
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