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Crispy Crab Sticks with Chili Sauce

Crab Sticks in batter, fried within minutes for a delicious Appetizer or Snack and the Chili Sauce takes only 2 minutes !

Crab Sticks in batter, fried within minutes for a delicious Appetizer or Snack and the Chili Sauce takes only 2 minutes !

Crispy Crab Sticks with Chili Sauce is a quick, easy and most delicious appetizer or snack to enjoy with a glass of red wine.

These Crab Sticks are perfect to serve to guests as an appetizer.  Hubby and I usually enjoy these crispy fried delights as a snack.

I love the recipe because both the batter and the sauce only takes minutes to prepare. Frying, depends on how many you make, but ours are done in under 15 minutes on average.

Crab Sticks in batter, fried within minutes for a delicious Appetizer or Snack and the Chili Sauce takes only 2 minutes !

If it is a last minute decision, and the Crab Sticks are still frozen, I place the, still sealed, bag in a bowl of room temperature water for a little while, and fry the Sticks over medium heat and not high heat.

It does take a little longer this way. But I suppose if you really, really are craving a delicious snack and you do like Crab Sticks, it will be worth it.

We usually have Crab Sticks, as is (defrosted of course), which we snack on throughout the day.  Supposedly, our way to start snacking a little healthier.

Crab Sticks in batter, fried within minutes for a delicious Appetizer or Snack and the Chili Sauce takes only 2 minutes !

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Now, these little fried Crab Sticks are not that healthy, but they are also not that bad and the sauce is so versatile. Once you taste the sauce, I am sure you will find many other ways to use it in.

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Crispy Crab Sticks With Chili Sauce

Crispy Crab Sticks With Chili Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Crab Sticks in batter, fried within minutes for a delicious Appetizer or Snack and the Chili Sauce takes only 2 minutes !
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Servings: 20 Crab Sticks
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 10 Crab Sticks halved, (I used Imitation Crab Meat)
  • 1/2 cup Cornflour (Cornstarch)
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1 t Baking Powder
  • 1/4 t Salt
  • 1/2 cup Ice-Cold Water
  • Extra Cornflour to dust (Cornstarch)
  • Oil for deep-frying
CHILI SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup Tomato Sauce (thick Ketch-Up)
  • 1/4 cup Chili Sauce mild or strong
  • 2 t Brown Sugar
  • 1 t Soy Sauce
  • 1 t Fresh Ginger finely grated
  • 1/2 cup Water
Instructions
  1. Combine the Flours, Baking Powder and Salt – add the Ice-Cold Water gradually until a thick batter forms
  2. Dust the Crab Sticks with the extra Cornflour
  3. Heat the Oil for deep-frying
  4. Dip each Crab Stick in the batter – deep-fry until golden – drain on paper towel
CHILI SAUCE:
  1. Place all the Sauce ingredients in a saucepan – heat through over medium heat for 2 minutes – remove and transfer to a serving dish

Serve the Crab Sticks with the Chili Sauce as an appetizer or a snack. (Excellent with a glass of Red Wine! … just saying!)

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Camilla Hawkins

Friday 1st of May 2015

What a fabulous idea, which I would never have thought to do Linda! I know my daughter in particular would love thsee as she's a huge fan of crab sticks:-)

Kecia'sFlavor Breakthrough

Thursday 30th of April 2015

Perfect! I plan on snacks for dinner this weekend, these will be perfect!

foody schmoody

Thursday 30th of April 2015

Yummy snack or appetizer! I actually just bought imitation crab the other day and hadn't yet found a way to make it that interested me. Thanks for the inspiration.

Patty Anderson

Thursday 30th of April 2015

I use imitation crab in a mushroom recipe I have but never thought to do this. Very clever Linda.

Nicole Neverman

Wednesday 29th of April 2015

These crab sticks look great!

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