Using Herbs and Spices

Asian Home Recipe

Fried Crispy Crab Recipe

Ingredients :

1 kg



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


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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