Crab Omelet or Tortang Alimasag

crab-omeletCrab Omelet is one my favorite omelet dish. With crab meat available in the groceries, it’s easier to prepare now. My mom used to prepare this by boiling the crabs and flaking the crab meat. The top shell is saved for filling in the crab meat. Anyway, this recipe is just plain crab omelet or tortang alimasag. A very simple dish.


1 cup flaked crab meat (you can buy this at the frozen section of the grocery)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon constarch
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon refined salt
2 tablespoons oil
1/4 cup shredded onions
6 cloves garlic, crushed
2 peeled potatoes, finely diced
1/4 cup shredded celery
5 eggs


1. Beat eggs slightly and season with salt and pepper.
2. Beat all ingredients together. Set aside.
4. Heat wok then add oil.
5. Fry potatoes and set aside.
6. Saute garlic until brown then add vegetables, then add crab meat, salt, soy sauce, pepper and cornstarch. Set Aside to cool.
8. Heat non-stock frying pan in preparation for the omelet.
9. Pour in beaten eggs and cook. You will know the egg has cooked enough to proceed when the egg whites have actually turned white, the bottom is set and the top is a bit creamy.
10. When the crispy transparent egg edges start to pull away from the pan, this is the time to add the crab mixture.
11. Put your crab mixture in the omelet on one side only, in a half moon shape so it is easy to fold. Leave a little space around the omelet so the crab mixture won’t spill out of the sides.
12. Then fold the omelet in half. Use your spatula to left the omelet gently out of your pan and let it slide to a plate.

If you have never cooked an omelet, this video demonstration gives useful tips.

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