Friday, September 19, 2008
Deep Fried Imitation Crab Legs with Dessicated Coconuts
This dish was created because a reader asked me to come out with a dish which had imitation crab meat, coconut and preferably deep fried for her party. This was what I suggested for her and thought I would share it with everybody as well. Did you know that imitation crab legs can be deep-fried into such a great looking appetizer before? Now I know deep-fried imitation crab legs actually tasted divine especially with the added dessicated coconuts. My recipe is super easy too as I don't like complicated recipes. So, everyone can make this!
1 packet of 8 oz. imitation crabs, leg style
Dessicated coconuts as needed, probably about 1 cup
1/2 cup of self-raising flour + enough water to make into a thick batter
Oil for deep-frying
1. Heat the oil into a medium heat (not too high or else it will burn the dessicated coconuts).
2. Cut the imitation crab leg into half. Dip one half into the flour batter and then coated it with the dessicated coconuts and drop into the medium heat oil.
3. Deep-fry until golden brown and drain on paper towel. Serve with Thai sweet chili sauce, or what ever sauce you desired.
I didn't add any seasoning here because the imitation crab legs were already salted. But of course you can season the flour batter with salt and pepper if you like.
I am sharing this dish with Culinarty's Original Recipe blog event. Check it out every month on the week of 15th for the round up.