Dive into the world of crab sticks and make this delicious recipe at home!

Dive Into The Delicious World of Crab Sticks!

If you love seafood, then you may or may not have heard about crab sticks. The fried crab sticks serves as a unique and delicious snack that will leave you wanting more. Serve them with garlic dip, peri-peri sauce, or a tartar sauce. 

You can create this crab stick recipe with any crab meat, however, for our recipe, we will be using fresh blue crab meat. Rather than searching for crab sticks online or crab sticks near me in India, make them yourself by following this wonderful recipe. Order fresh crabs from our website that are caught daily and delivered fresh to your doorstep and get cooking. 

So, let’s dive right in!

What are Crab Sticks? 

Surprisingly, ‘crab sticks’ are not always made from crab meat. If you search for the item on the internet, you might find words like ‘imitation’ being used. Crab sticks were invented in Japan by Katsuichi Osaki who realised that leftover fish tasted like real crab when soaked in crab juice. The name ‘crab sticks’ was applied to this snack as a marketing gimmick. In truth, the Japanese name for crab sticks is “kani fumi” which translates to fish stick – crab flavoured.

However, this does not mean that you can’t get or rather create the real deal. The recipe we have for you today is made with real crab meat, tastes fantastic and contains absolutely no crab flavoured fish meat.

Blue crab meat is juicy, tender, and delicate. It can be easily made into fried crab sticks. Instead of rushing down to your wet market in the wee hours of the morning, order fresh crabs from Licious

The blue crab also has several health benefits: 

  • It is a rich source of protein. 
  • It is low in fat and cholesterol.
  • It has been linked to the improvement of heart health
  • It is rich in certain vitamins.

Blue Crab 

At Licious, we are always ready to serve you the best possible fish and seafood. Our meat is always delivered fresh, never frozen. Blue crab meat is moist, tender, and juicy. You can easily boil, grill or pan fry these crabs. The top shell of the crabs is completely removed, they are also thoroughly cleaned and ready for your pan with no prep. Further, the meat goes through 150+ quality checks. They are temperature controlled between 0-4°C for freshness and contain no added chemicals.

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Fried Crab Sticks Recipe
The fried crab sticks recipe is easy and convenient. You can follow your own pace when you make this recipe. The ingredients required are:
  1. Boil the crabs in water along with the marinade ingredients - turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt.
  2. Once cooked, let the crabs cool down before removing the meat.
  3. In a pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil.
  4. Saute the onions, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and some salt for a few minutes.
  5. To this, add the mashed potato, pepper powder and garam masala. Give it all a good stir before adding the crab meat.
  6. Once combined well, turn off the heat and let it come to room temperature.
  7. In a separate bowl, add salt to your egg and give it a good mix.
  8. Shape your crab sticks into long fingers, dip them into the beaten egg mix and then coat them in breadcrumbs.
  9. Finally, heat enough oil for deep-frying and fry the crab sticks in batches until golden brown.
  10. You can serve your crab stick with tartar sauce, ketchup, mayo or mustard.
Recipe Notes

Tips and Tricks Do not over fry the crab sticks. You can also use an air fryer to get the crab sticks done.

Try this crab sticks recipe at home and send us your version on Instagram by tagging us using #MadeWithLicious. We’d love to see it!

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