Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Baked crabs

You need clean empty crab shells for this dish. If you bought the dressed crabs in shells, then remove the meat and save the shells. This dish tastes like crab cutlets but without the potato and the meat is cooked in a crab shell. This was a fried dish because ovens were not available but now it is cooked in an oven. This can be a main meal.


Cooked dressed crab meat 200 Gms
Onions 2 large
Eggs 2
Green Chillies 4
Salt to taste
Bread crumbs
Crab shells medium 4


Separate the white and the yolk of eggs and save both.

Dice onions and cut green chillies into small pieces.

Fry diced onions in little oil until golden and add the cut green chillies and fry further until chilli pieces are soft.

Add dressed crabs, salt, and stir well and let it cook for five minutes stirring occasionally.

Now add the yolk of the eggs and cook in low fire until all the egg has been cooked. The mixture should be dry.

Set aside to cool.

Clean the crab shells and dry them.

Fill each shell with the crab meat mixture and press with fingers tightly.

Spoon out the egg white on to the top of the crab meat and sprinkle bread crumbs over this to cover.

When the crab shells are ready, put them on an oven tray and bake them in a preheated oven at 180 C until bread crumbs turn golden.

Supervise regularly.


If you like the fried taste, boil some oil in a pan and gently slide the crab shells one by one in this oil and fry until bread crumbs turn golden.

You must have enough oil to cover the shell and meat completely.

Serve with: Steamed or boiled vegetables and potato chips, mash etc.