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|Dressed Crab Medium|
|Cromer Dressed crab - Famed for its crab, Cromer has shallow waters surrounding the town allowing the crabs to develop with thinner shells - making for a smaller crab. They also have a high proportion of white meat. Available between Easter and Christmas currently supplied frozen.|
Preparing: 20 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Groundnut oil, enough for deep frying
1 x 225 can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
4 spring onions, finely chopped
2.5 cm (1 inch) fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped125g crab meat 200g
1 tsp cornflour
1 egg white
a few drops soy sauce
6 medium slices white bread
50g (2oz) sesame seeds
lemon wedges, to serve
chilli sauce, for dipping
Preheat a deep fat fryer or wok with 5cm/2in of oil.
Place the water chestnuts, spring onions and ginger in a food processor. Add the crabmeat, cornflour, egg white and soy sauce. Season and blitz to a paste.
Spread the crabmeat mixture on the slices of bread.
Sprinkle over the sesame seeds and press down lightly, then cut off the crusts and cut each slice into rounds or triangles.
Place the sesame crabmeat toasts in the deep fat fryer or wok and cook in batches for 1-2 minutes until lightly golden, turning them over halfway through. Drain on kitchen paper.
Serve with lemon wedges and chilli dipping sauce.