This Crispy Crablets recipe is a perfect appetizer for cocktail parties. It is easy to prepare and cooks fast. The Crablets are usually sold along riverbanks in the Philippines. This is better than the frozen crablets.
Author:Recipe ni Juan
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:30 mins
2 lbs crablets, cleaned
4 tablespoons gin or sherry (optional)
1 cup cornstarch
1/2 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
3 cups cooking oil
Place the crablets in a bowl then pour-in gin or sherry. Mix gently.
Sprinkle salt and ground black pepper then mix well.
Heat a frying pan or cooking pot and pour-in cooking oil.
Dredge the crablets in cornstarch then fry until texture becomes crispy.
Remove from the pan and place in a plate lined with paper towel.
Once excess oil drips-off completely, arrange in a serving plate and serve with spicy vinegar dip.