Crab parcels recipe

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Cook with crab and make these tasty crab parcels - perfect for dinner parties

Cooking Time20 mins

Quick and easy to make, these crisp savouries are ideal for simple starters, party nibbles or tasty snacks…


  • 170g can crab meat
  • 3 chopped spring onions
  • 15ml (1tbsp) fresh, chopped coriander
  • 10 sheets filo pastry
  • Oil (for deep frying)
  • Shredded spring onion and sweet chiilli sauce to serve.




  1. Mix a 170g can crab meat with 3 chopped spring onions and 15ml (1tbsp) fresh, chopped coriander.
  2. Cut 10 sheets filo pastry into 20 x 15cm (6in) squares.
  3. Take 1 square and brush edges with water.
  4. Top with a second pastry square and place a spoonful of crab mixture in the centre.
  5. Brush the edges with water and gather them together to enclose the filling and make a parcel shape.
  6. Repeat with the rest of the pastry to make 10 parcels.
  7. Deep-fry in hot oil for 2-3 mins until crisp and golden.
  8. Drain on kitchen paper.
  9. Serve garnished with shredded spring onion and chilli sauce to dip.

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