6 medium soft-shell crabs
4 tablespoons butter
Salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper,
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Clean crabs as instructed for fried soft-shell crabs. Season liberally with salt and peppers. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Dip crabs, one at a time, into butter and place on a baking pan belly side up. Pour remaining butter over crabs and drizzle them with lemon juice. Place under a hot broiler (hottest temperature) about 5 inches from flame and broil until crabs are golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side. Serve immediately. Pour any juices remaining in the pan over the crabs.