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How to Cook Crab and Patola Omelet

This is a very simple seafood omelet dish. Using crab meat and patola (luffa or sponge gourd) as filling for the omelet. These two are very nice combination of seafood and veggie.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Manny


  • 7 pcs fat blue crabs or 500 grams crab meat
  • 1 medium size patola peeled and dice
  • 3 large raw eggs
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. MSG or granulated seasoning
  • salt to taste


    How to cook crab and patola omelet:

    • Boil crabs in 1 1/2 cups of water for 10 minutes. Drain and cool. Remove the meat from the shell and flake.
    • Saute garlic and onion until slightly brown and fragrant. Add the patola and crab meat and stir for a minute.
    • Season with salt and MSG. Stir cook until the patola is done.
    • Beat the eggs and add the patola-crab mixture. Heat about 2 tablespoons of oil in pan then pour in the egg, crab meat and patola mixture.
    • Fry the omelet until firm on one side. Then flip the omelet and heat the other side for a few minutes.
    • Serve hot with catsup or sweet chili sauce.