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Pepper and Salt Crab

(Photo by u n a m i/Flickr)

(Photo by u n a m i/Flickr)

Serves 2.


1 large or 2 medium crabs
60 g/2 oz/1/2 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons caster sugar
oil for deep frying


Prepare crabs, cutting each into 2 pieces. Combine flour with salt, pepper and sugar, and roll each piece of crab in the mixture, then dust off excess. Heat oil until very hot, drop crab pieces in and fry until the crab turns red and is cooked, about 8 minutes. Drain and serve. Eat with fingers for best enjoyment.

Recipe excerpted from Encyclopedia of Asian Food by Charmaine Solomon (Periplus Editions, 1998)

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Hello! Tried this recipe and it turned out quite good. Delicious! Just one suggestion---I think it would turn out even better if you add tons of minced garlic and deep-frying it with the crabs.