Recipe

Creamy Crab Croquette

By far my most viral recipe on TikTok. These creamy crab croquettes are softy and gooey on the inside and crispy and CRONCHy on the outside

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Creamy Crab Croquettes 

By far my most viral recipe on TikTok. These creamy crab croquettes are softy and gooey on the inside and crispy and CRONCHy on the outside.

Ingredients

Crab croquette

  • 150g crab meat/imitation crab meat (Surimi), shredded
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter for sautéeing 
  • ½ cup AP flour for dusting 
  • 1 egg 
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • Neutral oil for frying
  • parsley for garnish

Béchamel 

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp AP Flour
  • 120mL whole milk

Instructions

  1. Prepare the ingredients. 
  2. On medium-high heat, melt butter. Once the butter is bubbling, add the crab meat, onion, and spring onions. Sautee for 3 minutes or until the onion has turned slightly translucent.
  3. Put the mixture in a separate bowl to cool down.
  1. Using the same pan, let’s make the béchamel sauce. 
  2. On medium-low heat, melt the butter. Once the butter has melted, add the flour in. Whisk to “cookout” the raw flour taste. 
  3. After 1 minute, add the milk in. Whisk to combine until it forms a sauce. 
  1. Add the béchamel to the sautéed ingredients. 
  2. Transfer to a separate container. Spread out the mixture evenly. 
  3. Place cling film on top of the mixture. Make sure it adheres to the surface of the mixture. 
  4. Let it cool in the fridge for at least 1 hour (or in the freezer for 30 mins). This makes the mixture a lot easier to handle. 
  1. Let’s prepare to fry. Add oil to a large pot. Heat on medium-high until it comes up to 170C / 335F.
  2. On 3 plates/ baking sheets add flour, mixed egg, and panko bread crumbs. 
  3. Take the mixture out of the fridge and divide it into 6 equal pieces. 
  1. Scoop the mixture out and form a ball. Coat the mixture with flour, egg, and panko. Make sure to dust off any excess flour, egg, and pack in the panko tightly. 
  2. Gently place the croquettes in the oil. Fry for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  3. Place it on a rimmed baking tray to cool down. 
  4. Repeat for all the balls.
  5. Garnish with parsley and dig in!! 

Creamy Crab Croquette

4 from 48 votes
Recipe by Doobydobap Course: AppetizersCuisine: Fusion, Korean, JapaneseDifficulty: Medium
Servings

3

servings
Prep time

40

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

By far my most viral recipe on TikTok. These creamy crab croquettes are softy and gooey on the inside and crispy and CRONCHy on the outside

Ingredients

  • 150 g crab meat/imitation crab meat (Surimi), shredded

  • ½ onion, diced

  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped

  • 1 tsp salt or to taste

  • ½ tsp black pepper or to taste

  • 1 tbsp butter for sautéeing

  • ½ cup AP flour for dusting

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

  • Neutral oil for frying

  • Parsley for garnish

  • Béchamel
  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 2 tbsp AP Flour

  • 120 mL whole milk

Directions

  • Prepare the ingredients.
  • On medium-high heat, melt butter. Once the butter is bubbling, add the crab meat, onion, and spring onions. Sautee for 3 minutes or until the onion has turned slightly translucent.
  • Put the mixture in a separate bowl to cool down.
  • Using the same pan, let’s make the bechamel sauce.
  • On medium-low heat, melt the butter. Once the butter has melted, add the flour in. Whisk to “cookout” the raw flour taste.
  • After 1 minute, add the milk in. Whisk to combine until it forms a sauce.
  • Add the bechamel to the sauteed ingredients.
  • Transfer to a separate container. Spread out the mixture evenly.
  • Place cling film on top of the mixture. Make sure it adheres to the surface of the mixture.
  • Let it cool in the fridge for at least 1 hour (or in the freezer for 30 mins). This makes the mixture a lot easier to handle.
  • Let’s prepare to fry. Add oil to a large pot. Heat on medium-high until it comes up to 170C / 335F.
  • On 3 plates/ baking sheets add flour, mixed egg, and panko bread crumbs.
  • Take the mixture out of the fridge and divide it into 6 equal pieces.
  • Scoop the mixture out and form a ball. Coat the mixture with flour, egg, and panko. Make sure to dust off any excess flour, egg, and pack in the panko tightly.
  • Gently place the croquettes in the oil. Fry for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Place it on a rimmed baking tray to cool down.
  • Repeat for all the balls.
  • Garnish with parsley and dig in!!

Notes

  • The mixture will initially feel weird and almost too wet at first. Don't worry! This is what makes for a creamy croquette. Trust the process.
  • If you want to go the extra mile, double fry these at a higher temperature at around 185C / 365F for 30 seconds!

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