Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Crispy Crab Claws Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

10 to 12

150 g

6 cloves

2 teaspoons

2 teaspoons

2 tablespoons

1/2 teaspoon


40 g

2 tablespoons

1 to 2

Fresh crab claws, cracked and cleaned

Fresh or canned crab meat (about 1 cup)

Garlic, minced

Crushed coriander roots and stems

Oyster sauce

Fish sauce

White pepper

Egg yolks


Oil for deep frying

Limes, cut into wedges, to serve

Thai or Chinese plum sauce, for dipping

Method :
  • Crack the claws and carefully remove the meat reserving the claws and shells.

  • Mix the crab meat, garlic, coriander roots, oyster sauce, fish sauce and pepper thoroughly.

  • Add enough egg yolks to bind the mixture.

  • Grease your hands with oil and shape the crab meat mixture around the claws.

  • Roll the claws in the breadcrumbs to coat.

  • Heat the oil in a wok to medium hot. Gently lower the claws into the oil and cook until golden brown, about 7 minutes each.

  • Remove and drain on paper towels.

  • Serve with plum sauce and limes.

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