Soft-shell crabs

Yesterday, I purchased 3 plump and juicy soft-shell crabs from a Chinese super-market at White Plains, for $2.50 each. The first for this season.
Heat canola oil in warmed pan, add garlic and paprika-salt, add a crab at a time, I hate to watch them make their final wriggles. After a few minutes, turn them over and viola. I made a bed of bean-sprouts with cilantro.
Kam Sen Asian Market, 22 Barker Avenue, White Plains, NY, 914-428-4500
Chinatown for suburbia,” by Julia Bonar, The Journal News, March 1, 2006