Did you know it's soft shell crab season? No? Well, hurry out and buy some before it's too late! (If you live in North County San Diego, Major Market in Escondido has them for $2.59 apiece.)
OK, are you back with your soft-shelled water bugs? Here's what you do. Rinse them off, dry them very well. And I mean very well. Dust them in flour, shaking off the excess. Dip in a beaten egg, letting the excess drip off. Then coat in panko - make sure you've got as much panko on there as you can.
Heat up some olive oil in a skillet, and fry those babies until they're golden. Serve with sriracha-mayo.
Don't miss out, they'll only be around for another couple weeks!