Saturday, January 22, 2011

CNY Goodies - Crab Flavored Filament Chips



















Chinese New Year is just around the corner and Chinese from all over the world will be celebrating and welcoming the year of the Rabbit on 3rd & 4th February 2011. I am just starting to prepare for the Chinese New Year, fried some Arrowhead Chips , Crab Flavored Filament Chips and baked some Roasted Chestnuts Cookies which I will share with you later in the coming posts.  I started with the simpliest to do and that can keep longer , that is the Crab Flavored Filament chips.  It is everyone's favourite and after the first bite, you will not want to stop :)  Believe me, it is the one chips that you wish you have not taken a bite .  We will normally serve this to friends and relatives on CNY besides cookies , when they come visiting.





















They are many brands and you have to be careful when choosing these crabs flavored filaments, make sure it can be open up.  I choose the brand Kanika which is just nice for my taste bud...not to saltish and it has a natural crab meat taste and feel. But of course it is up to individual preference :)  Unroll the filament stick and cut into strips. I prefer a wider strip so that I can get to bite it and taste it instead of just some crispy chips if it is cut too thin :p


















Deep fry them in hot oil under medium heat like you fry those arrowroots chips , as soon as the bubble subsides in the oil, you can take them out of the oil before they turned really brown.  Place them on paper towels to take away excess oil.  The color of your chips should be light yellow. Once they are cooled down , they will turn darker in color and crispy.  Store them in air tight containers.   Every Chinese homes will have these chips  for the new year celebration.  Great finger food and best company for a mug of cold beer....mmmmm my Wild Boar is already helping himself to them with his Chivas !   I hope he remembers those are for the coming celebrations :))


















































Crab Flavored Filament Chips

Ingredients:

Crab Flavored Filament
oil for deep frying

Unroll the crab filament stick and cut into long strips.  Heat oil and put in the stick one by one so that they dont stick together.  Deep fry them in hot oil under medium heat like you fry those arrowroots chips , as soon as the bubble subsides in the oil, you can take them out of the oil before they turned really brown.  Place them on paper towels to drain off excess oil.  The color of your chips should be light yellow. Once they are cooled down , they will turn darker in color and crispy.  Store them in air tight containers.  



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11 comments:

  1. Ooo - I am a sucker for shrimp chips, so these must be just as good! But you're right, have to be careful to where to get them, so might as well make your own!

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  2. super finger food, indeed! I had some in Hong Kong two years ago and now I see how they are made. Thanks!

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  3. i had a container fr my worker..yummy!

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  4. cham...me gatal tangan wanna try frying this pulak...looks much easier than arrowchip

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  5. My mom tried frying these, and my SIL bought Tesco home brand sticks. My mom is complaining abt how sticky it is, hahaha.
    Too bad Seapack bankrupt oredi, cos that's the best brand around.
    BTW, ngaku is arrowhead, arrowroot is "fun got", the one u use to boil soup.

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  6. looks absolutely yummy ! :) Am a new blogger and am learning so much from you guys :)
    www.kankanasaxena.net

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  7. Wendy...thanks for pointing out the mistake....yea it is arrowhead :p

    I bought Kanika which is good..not sticky and today I bought Ocean brand....trying it out now but looks okay to me not sticky :)

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  8. Belinda...yea, it is yummy and home fried ones are better :)


    SG...it is easy as long as you get the good crab stick filaments


    Wenn...lucky you but it is easy to fry them yourself and much cheaper too :)


    Kankana....welcome to join us then ..we can learn from one another :)


    Kathy....much much easier . I love this ...cannot stop eating them :)

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  9. Mine after deep fried doesn't turn crispy. Y

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  10. Hi Anon,
    1) the oil must be hot when you put in the filaments
    2) the brand is important , some are sticky after deep frying
    3) not enough deep frying time ... there is still moisture in the filaments

    Hope these helps

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