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Deep-Fried Hard-Shell Crab at Pappas Seafood

It's a Baltimore food oddity that Sun columnist Rob Kasper once called the Tootsie Pop of crab dishes. It also reminded him of a catcher's mitt. It's a hard crab stuffed with a crab cake, covered with batter and deep fried. It looks like a chore to eat, and the chief pleasure of eating it may be saying that you did. Still, it's something to see. Available at various crab joints in town but a longtime specialty of Parkville's old Hale's Seafood, which became a Pappas Seafood carryout in 2008.
Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun
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