Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Crispy Crab Sticks 酥炸蟹柳

It is customary during Chinese New Year to stock up cookies, titbits as finger foods to entertain relatives and friends who come visiting. It is so much fun munching snacks while chit chatting, as long as keeping our mouths busy 😁 .

Months before this festive season, you will see various type of cookies and crispy snacks started to flood our local market and hypermarkets. Many are of these cookies are commercial made and some are homemade by housewives. This is also the best time for local housewives who are keen on bakery to earn some extra pocket money by selling their homemade cookies and snacks.

Among these snacks, Crispy Crab Sticks or Crispy Crab filaments is one of the most easiest snacks any of you even novice cook can try your hands on.

I had shared this recipe before, but now I found better way to improve the crunchiness of the texture of these crab sticks.

To make crispy crab sticks the keys are
1) To buy the type of filaments which meant for deep fried. Try not to buy those use for steamboat.
2) To sun bath these filaments to get rid of the moist in them before deep frying to ensure crispness.

Once you have defrost the filaments, take off  the plastic wraps and spread them on a big tray and just let them sit under the hot scotching sun as long as you can before deep frying them. I sun bath them for at least a whole afternoon before I deep fried them in the hot oil.   

With a packet of RM15 Crab filaments, I managed to make 5 small containers of crispy crab sticks, which one container selling about RM13 market price. It is much economical and healthier to make your own.

Crispy Crab Sticks

Fresh Crab Filaments
Deep fried in the hot oil

Let's it cool before keeping in the container
The homemade crispy crab sticks, great to be Chinese New Year gifts to friends and relatives

It has been a while since I last updated this blog, nevertheless I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the readers a Happy and Healthy Rooster Year ahead.







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