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Crispy Crab Sticks

Crispy Crab Sticks

Crispy Crab Sticks Recipe

These crispy crab sticks are easy to make and keeps for up to one week in an air-tight container. The preparation time indicated above is not inclusive of the air drying time ( 3-5 hours).

Serves: fills roughly 1-2 CNY cookie bottles (depending on the size of your bottle)

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins


  • 500 grams imitation crab sticks
  • 200 ml cooking oil for deep-frying


  1. Gently peel and unroll the crab sticks, then separate to roughly 1 cm width.
  2. Arrange the crab sticks one layer on plates and allow to air or fan dry for several hours, until they are dried and slightly curled.
  3. 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. Drain excess oil on paper towels and store in an air-tight container.

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21 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?


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

      drain the excess oil on paper towels before bottling.


  2. pokoro — January 7, 2015 @ 6:23 pm

    Hi, i would like to ask if its necessary to coat the crabstick with flour or chicken powder before frying or can i just fry the crabstick? Thanks in advance ^^