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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Chinese Vegetarian Recipe - Mock Crab Claws.


  • 300 grams (1 1/3 cups) potatoes
  • 38 grams (2 2/3 tablespoons) walnut
  • 2 teaspoons white sesame seeds
  • 38 grams (2 2/3 tablespoons) tang flour (wheat starch, available at Asian markets)
  • 1/2 carrot
  • Batter
  • 75 grams flour (5 1/4 tablespoons)
  • 15 grams (1 tablespoon) glutinous rice flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 110 ml (3 3/4 ounces, just under 1/2 cup) water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oil
  • Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oil
  • Other:
  • Oil for deep-frying


Boil the potatoes until they are tender and mash.

Boil the walnuts in boiling salted water for 5 minutes. Drain. Pour cold water over the walnuts and boil again in salted water for 5 minutes.
Drain and allow to cool. (This is to remove the bitter taste from the walnuts).

Heat wok and add oil for deep-frying. When oil is ready, add the walnuts and deep-fry until they turn golden. Remove and cool. Dice.

Toast the sesame seeds.

Rinse the carrot, peel and cut into thick strips.

In a large bowl, mix together the batter ingredients.

Mix together the first five ingredients into a type of dough. Mix in the seasonings. Divide the dough into 10 - 12 sections. Form each portion into the shape of a crab's claw.

Heat wok and add oil for deep-frying. When oil is ready, dip each "claw" into the batter and then deep-fry until it turns a golden color. Serve hot with Worcestershire sauce or seasoned salt.


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