Using Herbs and Spices

Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Crispy Soft Shell Crabs Recipe

(Cua Lot Chien Gion)

For a stronger garlic flavor, marinate the crabs with pepper and garlic juice for about 30 minutes before coating with batter.

Ingredients : Serves 4

2 tablespoons

8

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

 

Batter

150 g

100 g

40 g

1

1

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

200 ml

Cooking oil for deep frying

Soft shell crabs, cleaned and cut in half

Butter

Chili sauce

Mayonnaise

 

 

Rice flour

Plain (all-purpose) flour

Corn flour (cornstarch)

Egg yolk

Egg

Salt

Ground white pepper

Water

Method :
  • Combine all batter ingredients except water in a large bowl.

  • Gradually add water into batter, mixing well after each addition to get a thick batter.

  • Heat oil for deep frying in a large wok.

  • Dip crabs into batter and coat well.

  • Deep fry until golden brown.

  • Remove and drain well.

  • In another wok, heat butter and toss in crabs. Coat well with butter.

  • Remove and arrange on a serving plate.

  • Serve with chili and mayonnaise.

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