Vietnamese Stir-Fried Crab

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Vietnamese Stir-Fried Crab
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Ingredients

  • 14 blue crabs (live, substituting 2 live Dungeness crabs, about 3 pounds each OK)
  • 1 cup peanut oil (for frying)
  • 2 cups flour (seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 stalks lemongrass (fresh, grassy tops discarded and bulbs finely chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons pepper flakes
  • 3 inches gingerroot (fresh, peeled and julienne)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 bunch green onions (finely chopped)
  • 5 serrano chilies (sliced into thin rounds, optional)
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