I will share a crunchy crab stick snack recipe with you in this post. This snack is popular among Malaysian households in recent years during CNY, Raya, or Gawai. You can find it in many households.
I always failed when making this snack. It will go soft once it’s cold. The cooking process is tedious and messy with so much oil needed too. Hence, I decided to try to oven-bake it after I got my new oven (Samsung 28L Convection Microwave Oven with Slim Fry SAM-MC28M6035KW) and it works! No need to worry about oil splatters and use very little oil. You know cooking oil is bloody expensive now! Not healthy to eat too much deep-fried food too.
The only problem with oven-baking is that you have to take time to arrange the crab stick strips on the tray one by one to ensure that it doesn’t overlap with each other. This takes time and if you want to make big batches, it will be very time-consuming.
You can also air-fry it but because the capacity of the air fryer is small, you can’t do it in a big batch. This will require more time. I’ve tried it with an air fryer before, but it’s not air-fried evenly because of the overlapping. The key is not to get it overlapped with each other.
I hope this video helps and happy trying!
Lastly, check out other CNY recipes for the coming celebrations. Hahaha! Not even Christmas and already preparing for CNY ;p
By the way, more recipes can be found on my YouTube channel too.