Singaporean Chile Crab

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This recipe is well known in Singapore and is a great hit with tourists and locals alike! It is really spicy!!!

INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):


  • Wash crabs and separate claws from body. Crack the shell and cut the body into 4 to 6 pieces.
  • In a large bowl, mix together ketchup, water, cornstarch, and soy sauce.
  • Heat skillet and the oil, stir in garlic and shallots. Fry the garlic and shallots for 1 to 2 minutes before adding the chili. Fry another 2 minutes. Add crab pieces and fry until they turn red, about 4 minutes.
  • Stir sauce mixture into the skillet until the crabs are well coated. Cover the skillet and let simmer on high heat, for 7 minutes or until the shells turn bright red.
  • Remove cover and stir in the lime juice. Stir in beaten egg until it is fully cooked. Turn the heat off and stir in green onions.