Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
1 HR 30 MIN
Serves : 4
© Stephanie Meyer

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a bowl, whisk the soy sauce with the beef stock, lime juice, sugar and 1 tablespoon of water. Add the shallot, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Stir in the cilantro and chiles.

Step 2    

In a bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy. Add the crabs and turn to coat. In another bowl, whisk the flour with the cornstarch, white pepper, salt and cayenne.

Step 3    

In a large saucepan, heat 2 inches of oil until 375°. Set a wire rack over a baking sheet. Dredge 2 or 3 of the crabs at a time in the flour mixture and add them to the hot oil. Fry over high heat, turning once, until golden brown and crisp, about 3 minutes. Transfer the crabs to the rack. Transfer the crabs to a platter and serve with the dipping sauce.

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

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Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Lakshmi Ravi Narayan

Review Body: I am from Bangalore and was curious as to what this sauce was. Being inland and quite far from the sea, crab or seafood of any description would be hard to find here. Mangalore or Madras would have been a better name for this.

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Date Published: 2016-08-18

Author Name: GhostAf

Review Body: Looks amazing and I'm starving now lol! Will try this Bangalore-Style dipping sauce soon. Awesome recipe!

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Date Published: 2016-08-18

Author Name: aquia80

Review Body: Where can I buy the soft shell crabs??? It can't be found somewhere in the grocery today..

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Date Published: 2016-08-19