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Filipino Crispy Crablets Recipe
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Filipino crispy crablets recipe

This crispy crablets recipe is a perfect appetizer for cocktail parties. It's easy to prepare and cooks fast. The crablets are usually sold along riverbanks in the Philippines, which is better than the frozen crablets.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Crabs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 1672kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $10


  • 2 lbs crablets cleaned
  • 4 tbsp gin or sherry (optional)
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp 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 the texture becomes crispy.
  • Remove from the pan and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Once excess oil drips off completely, arrange on a serving plate and serve with spicy vinegar dip.
  • Share and enjoy!


Calories: 1672kcal