Baltimore Ravens Ragin' Crab Balls

Sherri Williams Recipe

By Sherri Williams logansw

24 mini crab balls
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Deep Fry

I love crab! These are perfect for a party, starter or just a snack. Crab is rather expensive... this is my way of being frugal and still being able to enjoy these lil' delites. You won't find alot of filler in my balls. I want you to enjoy the crab! I made these for my Homeowners Annual meeting 10/22/2011. These babies were a hit and not one left on the platter. They will go fast so you may want to sneak 1 or 2 for yourself before serving. These will be perfect for any holiday party! Cooking With Passion, sw:)


1 lb
lump crab meat, special or claw**can substutue imitation crab meat**
1 large
egg, whisked
2 Tbsp
2 tsp
1 Tbsp
chives, dried or fresh (green onion, finely chopped)
2 Tbsp
bell peppers (multi color) chopped
2 tsp
sriracha hot sauce (fav hot sauce)
1 tsp
old bay seasoning (seafood seasoning of choice)
lemon zest, grated
1 c
panko bread crumbs, divided
2 Tbsp
parsley flakes
2/3 c
2 Tbsp
2 tsp
sriracha sauce (more or less)
1 tsp
grated ginger or ginger powder
1 tsp
granulated garlic powder
1 tsp
lemon juice
1 Tbsp
sugar of choice
**for a large crowd, double all the ingredients**
**substitute cooked ground chicken or turkey for the non -seafood eaters. serve with a cranberry relish dipping sauce...perfect for the holidays**

Directions Step-By-Step

combine ingredients 1-9. add 1/3 of the bread crumbs.
fold ingredients together
on a large plate combine remaining bread crumbs and parsley. form the crab mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls. roll balls in the bread crumbs and parsley mixture.
deep fry at 320 degrees for 3 minutes or until golden brown
remove and drain oil
serve with spicy crab sauce

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #Yummy, #Party, #crab, #Finger, #mini

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May 11, 2015 - Maria * shared this recipe with discussion group: Odds & Ends & This & That.
Maria * WWCook1
Feb 11, 2015
I didn't have all the ingredients to make for my dinner party two weeks ago. But finally made today for another dinner party I'm having tomorrow evening. Took me about 20 minutes to make the 34 mini balls. Being the first time I kept reading the recipe again and again so I don't forget anything:) Sprayed them with olive oil & baked them as I avoid frying. I tried one before baking. I would have had more but was afraid of the raw egg. Once baked I ate one plain right out of the oven:) and one dipped in the sauce. They are D E L I C I O U S!!!!!
Now I don't have enough for my 24 guests:) Will make a double batch tomorrow morning. They'll be made in a jiffy:) Oh I'm so happy I'll surprise them with something different. Gave it 5*...if I could I'd give it more! Also recommended it for a Blue Ribbon which I'm surprised it hasn't already gotten one! Thanks so much for a wonderful & easy appetizer! Hugs!!!
Maria * WWCook1
Jan 26, 2015
Thanks once again. Hugs!
Sherri Williams logansw
Jan 26, 2015
Yes, you can use tabasco sauce. :)