Salted Egg Soft Shell Crab
Forget about chili crab and black pepper crab, here’s a quick and easy recipe for this popular seafood dish that’s captured the hearts of many!
Let's start cooking!
Step 1 - Coat soft shell crabs
In a bowl of cornstarch, evenly coat soft shell crabs.
In a separate bowl of egg whites, coat the soft shell crabs into the egg whites and back into cornstarch again.
Step 2 - Deep-fry coated soft shell crab
In a pot on high heat, heat up enough vegetable oil for deep-frying.
Gently place coated soft shell crabs into the hot oil and deep-fry for 5 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.
Remove from oil and drain excess oil on paper towel-lined plate. Set aside.
Step 3 - Fry salted egg sauce
In a pan on high heat, heat up 3 Tbsp vegetable oil and fry garlic for 1 minute, until browned and fragrant.
In the same pan, add curry leaves and chili padi.
Fry for 1 more minutes, until fragrant.
When fragrant, add salted egg yolks and butter to the pan.
Fry for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring continuously, until mixture becomes foamy.
Step 4 - Toss deep-fried soft shell crabs in the sauce
Toss deep-fried crabs in the sauce until evenly coated.
Season to taste with sugar and salt if needed.
Plate and serve!
Transfer crabs onto serving plate or dish and drizzle sauce over. Serve hot.