Using Herbs and Spices


Asian Home Recipe

Fried Crispy Crab Recipe

Ingredients :

1 kg

1

1

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

 

Seasoning mix

4 tablespoons

4 tablespoons

3 teaspoons

1 teaspoon

Live crabs

Egg, lightly beaten

Red chili, finely sliced

Garlic, crushed

Salt

Ground white pepper

Cooking oil for deep frying

 

Plain flour

Rice flour

Caster sugar

Ground white pepper

Method :
  • Place the crab in the freezer for 2 hours or until it is absolutely immobile and dead (this is the most humane way to kill crab or lobster).

  • Scrub the crab clean of any mossy bits.

  • Pull back the apron from the underbelly and snap off.

  • Twist off the legs and claws.

  • Pull the body apart and remove the feathery gills and internal organs.

  • Using a cleaver, chop the body into 4 pieces.

  • Crack the claws with a good hit with the back of the cleaver.

  • Combine the egg with the chili , garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

  • Put the crab pieces in the mixture, cover and refrigerate overnight.

  • To make Seasoning Mix : Sift all the seasoning ingredients together on a large plate.

  • Dip all the crab segments in the seasoning and dust off excess.

  • Heat the oil in a wok and deep-fry the claws for 8 minutes, and the body portions for 4 minutes and the legs for 2 minutes.

  • Drain on paper towels and serve.

 

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