Crab sticks

makes20
60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 250g of brown crab meat
  • 50g of breadcrumbs
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 bunch of dill, chopped
  • cayenne pepper
  • 500g of puff pastry, 'all-butter'
  • 2 eggs, beaten for egg wash
  • 2 tbsp of fennel seeds
  • salt

Method

1
To start the dish, mix the brown crab meat with the breadcrumbs, zest of half the lemon and two thirds of the chopped dill. Season the mix with some cayenne and a little salt, place in a piping bag with a fine plain nozzle and refrigerate
  • 250g of brown crab meat
  • 50g of breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2/3 bunch of dill, chopped
  • cayenne pepper
  • salt
2
Roll out the puff pastry into a rectangle. Cut in half lengthways and pipe 3 to 4 lines of the brown crab mix evenly down the length of one piece of the pastry. Brush in-between the crab with beaten egg and sprinkle some chopped dill evenly over the crab and pastry
  • 1/3 bunch of dill, chopped
  • 500g of puff pastry, 'all-butter'
  • 2 eggs, beaten for egg wash
3
Lay the other sheet of pastry over the crab mix and carefully seal. Brush with egg and sprinkle with the fennel seeds, then transfer to a baking sheet and put in the freezer
  • 2 tbsp of fennel seeds
4
Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3
5
Once semi-frozen, remove from the freezer and cut across the length of the pastry into thin sticks, approximately 1cm in thickness. Place a non-stick baking mat onto an oven tray, space the crab sticks out on top and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until golden brown
6
Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray before serving