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Crispy Crab Sticks

   

Crispy Crab Sticks

Chinese New Year (CNY) is just around the corner (10 Feb 2013), have you started your annual CNY baking? I’m really busy this year, so I’m focused on making the easiest goodies ever, such as these crispy crab sticks. By easy, I mean really easy – there are only two ingredients: imitation crab sticks and oil for deep-frying! There is no need for any seasonings, as the crab sticks are already flavoured. We are all familiar with crab sticks which are usually added in soups or stir-fries, but after deep-frying to golden perfection, they take on a new life and become crispy keropok (crackers)!

Credits: Thanks to my buddy anemone for teaching me how to make them.

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Crispy Crab Sticks (Step-by-Step)
Making crispy crab sticks (Peeling) Gently peel and unroll the crab sticks, then separate to roughly 1 cm width.
Making crispy crab sticks (drying) To minimize oil splatters during deep-frying, arrange the crab sticks one layer on plates and allow to air dry for several hours. Tip: You can use a fan to speed up the drying process.
Making crispy crab sticks (drying) My crab sticks after 3 hours of fan drying. They are dried and slightly curled.
Making crispy crab sticks (deep frying) Heat oil in wok. Test the temperature of the oil by dropping a piece of crab stick in it. The crab stick should sizzle, float upwards and flatten out instantly. Deep fry in small batches until lightly golden.
 Crispy Crab Sticks Drain excess oil on paper towels and store in an air-tight container.
                                           

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19 Responses to “Crispy Crab Sticks”

  1. Ho Fun — January 20, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    I feel that my end result is very oily, any advise?

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    • wiffy replied: — January 21st, 2014 @ 11:44 am

      drain the excess oil on paper towels before bottling.

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