Asian Home Recipe

Crab Meat Balls Recipe

Ingredients :

225 g

50 g

50 g


2 tablespoons

1 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

1 slice


1/2 cup

450 g

25 g

Crab meat

Pork fat

Water chestnuts, peeled


Rice wine or dry sherry



Fresh root ginger, finely chopped

Spring onion (scallion), finely chopped

Chicken stock

Lard for deep-frying

Cooked ham

Method :
  • Finely chop the crab meat, pork fat and water chestnuts and add 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon wine or sherry, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon cornflour together with the finely chopped root ginger and onion.

  • Blend well, then make into small balls about the size of walnuts.

  • Heat up the lard over high heat for about 3-4 minutes, then reduce the heat to moderate and deep-fry the crab balls for about 5 minutes until pale golden.

  • Scoop them out with a perforated spoon and serve them hot or cold.

  • Alternatively, place them in a bowl with a little chicken stock - not quite enough to cover them - then place the bowl in a steamer and steam for 15 minutes.

  • Now add the remaining wine or sherry, salt and cornflour with the chicken stock and make a white sauce over a moderate heat.

  • Then pour it over the crab balls.

  • Garnish with finely chopped ham and serve.


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