From small till now, i always love eating crabs and my mum always cook this type of spicy crabs.
Cooking the crabs i think it's not too difficult , as these crabs have already got their own sweet distinguished flavour..even just by steaming it can already bring out the flavour in them. This sour and spicy crabs is just one way of cooking them and i remember when i was small, we usually dip the bread into the gravy and eat and in those days, restaurants that serve these dish will also provide you few slices of bread. But i do not like the cleaning part where we have to make sure it's really clean and each time , i will use a toothbrush to brush off the muds that are stick onto their bodies. Again, please do whatever necessary to suit your taste if you really want to try this.
3 medium mud crabs, cleaned and cut into pieces
3 tablespoons Kg Koh chilli garlic sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 egg , lightly beaten
water to cover
some cornstach solution (optional)
1.Saute the garlic and put in the crabs on medium high fire. Mix and stir for 2 minutes.
2.Pour in the chilli garlic sauce and the ketchup and stir fry in the wok.
3.Sprinkle some water, add in the sugar and salt and keep stir frying. Pour in some water (depends on how much gravy you like but not too much) and cover it for 3 minutes, turn the fire lower.
4. Add in the beaten egg and stir to mix. If you want a thicker gravy, add some cornstarch solution and further cook for 1 minute. Dish up and serve.