Deep-Fried Crablets With Vinegar Dip Recipe

Deep-Fried Crablets With Vinegar Dip Recipe


  • 400 g. crablets cleaned
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups oil for frying or as needed
  • spring onions for garnish
  • Vinegar Dip
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 6 tbsp superfine sugar
  • 2 tsp chili paste
  • 2 pcs garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp spring onion chopped
  • 3 tbsp cucumber diced


  • Heat oil in a deep fryer to 365 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. In a separate bowl, stir cayenne, paprika, salt and pepper into the flour. Lightly salt the crab, then dip in the flour, dip in the egg, then in the flour again.
  • Carefully place crabs into the deep-fryer. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown on one side. Carefully turn over, and cook until golden on the other side. Drain on paper towels. Garnish with spring onions and set aside.
  • For the vinegar dip, combine the first four ingredients in a small pan over medium heat and heat gently until sugar is dissolved and chili paste is mixed.
  • Remove from heat and pour into a bowl.
  • Stir in the garlic, spring onion, coriander, lime juice and the cucumber and serve immediately.


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