Dressed crab

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      50 min

Appears in
Summer: Le Cordon Bleu Home Collection

By Le Cordon Bleu

Published 1998

  • About

In Britain, the most traditional way to enjoy fresh crab is to ‘dress’ it. This enduring favourite is well worth the effort and evokes the feeling of an old-fashioned, English seaside holiday.


  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cooked crab, about 750 g-1


  1. To hard-boil the eggs, place them in a small saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook for 10 minutes. Drain and cool in cold water. Peel the eggs and push the whites and the yolks separately through a fine sieve.
  2. Prepare the crab, following the method in the Chef’s techniques. Scrape all the creamy