Sunday, April 17, 2016

Crab Croquettes

Hello foodies, hope you all are doing good. It’s that time of the year when we all shed the layers of woolen clothes and get into some bright, beautiful colors of spring. Though, we don’t have official spring here in India but still I have seen many stores (clothing) offers discounts in the name of Spring……Lolzzzzz

Lately, it’s been too hot and humid here in Kolkata, West Bengal and I’m afraid how I’ll be surviving the upcoming months. I think the best way to deal with summer is to keep yourself hydrated every time. Drink as much as water you can which helps in releasing the toxins. Last year I had posted many summer special drinks and I’m sure they will help in quenching your thirst.

Anyway I think I’m getting deviated from today’s post which is about Crabs. I haven’t tasted Crab until I went to US and trust me I didn’t like it much as I was getting a very weird kind of smell but when I came to India and found crab sticks in one of the superstores, I thought of trying it once again and the very first recipe which came to my mind was to make Croquettes out of those.

These Crab sticks are very hassle free to work with as they come ready to use. You don’t have to even crack the shells (that's the worst part of eating crab). The recipe calls for very few ingredients and the time it takes from pan to plate is less than 10 mins. Because it’s such a hassle free dish it works best when you have unplanned guests at your home provided you have crab sticks handy in your freezer. So, without any further ado let’s begin with the recipe:


1.  Crab sticks: 8-9
2.  Egg: 1
3.  Breadcrumbs: 1 cup
4.  Ginger-Garlic paste: ½ tbsp
5.  Salt: to taste
6.  Pepper: to taste
7.  Oil for deep frying


1. Take out the crab sticks in a bowl and wash them thoroughly. Take a paper towel and       pat them dry.

2. In a separate bowl whisk the egg properly and keep it aside.

3. Take a bowl and mash the crab sticks; add salt, pepper and ginger-garlic paste. Mix     them properly so that everything gets combined well.

4. Place a heavy bottomed pan and heat oil on medium heat.

5. Take small amount of crab mixture in your hands give it a desired shape. Dip the crab       mixture in the egg and roll it on the breadcrumbs.

6. Make all the croquettes in the similar manner. When the oil is hot enough put 2-3             croquettes in the oil and fry them until golden brown from both the sides.

7. Take them out on a plate lined with paper towel to soak the excess oil.

8. Serve it with salad and dip of your choice.


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