600g blue crab, 10g shallot, 3 cloves of garlic, 3 red chili peppers, 1.5 cups of stock, 2 eggs, 1T cornstarch, 3 cups of oil.
(1) 1T ketchup, 2t hot bean paste.
(2) 1/4t salt, 1/4t sugar, some ground white pepper.
(3) 1T water, 1t cornstarch.
1. Put each crab on the counter with its back facing down; Insert a knife through its abdomen and hold it till the crab has stopped moving; Remove the reeds/strings; Separate the carapace from its body by lifting it; Discard the gills, the guts and the gizzard in the lower center part of carapace; Scrub the crab with a small brush to discard the dirt; Rinse and drain; Cut each half into 3 pieces; Cut pincer into halves; Keep the carapace in whole; Wipe dry; Sprinkle with cornstarch.
2. Peel, ri