Baltimore Ravens Ragin' Crab Balls

Recipe Rating:
 7 Ratings
Serves: 24 mini crab balls
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Deep Fry

Ingredients

1 lb lump crab meat, special or claw**can substutue imitation crab meat**
1 large egg, whisked
2 Tbsp mayonaisse
2 tsp mustard
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)
1 lemon zest, grated
1 c panko bread crumbs, divided
2 Tbsp parsley flakes
SPICY CRAB SAUCE
2/3 c mayonnaise
2 Tbsp ketchup
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**

The Cook

Sherri Logan Williams Recipe
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Well Seasoned
Danville VA, lives in Crestview, FL
logansw
Member Since Feb 2011
Sherri's notes for this recipe:
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:)
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Directions

1
combine ingredients 1-9. add 1/3 of the bread crumbs.
2
fold ingredients together
3
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.
4
deep fry at 320 degrees for 3 minutes or until golden brown
5
remove and drain oil
6
serve with spicy crab sauce
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user Tess TJM tmoo - Oct 23, 2011
I'm the only one in my family to love crab... so these are perfect for me do for myself... do the cooked ones freeze???? and then put in microwave to heat up???
user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Oct 23, 2011
they freeze well and you can heat them up in the microwave. for the ones who don't like crab, use cooked ground chicken or turkey. serve them up with some cranberry relish for the holidays or any time...they are yummy. sw☺
user Tess TJM tmoo - Oct 23, 2011
ohhhhhhh, that's great!!!!... and with the chicken and turkey also.... thanks for the suggestion... I look forward to fixing these... my two son's will pop them in their mouths like marbles, I can see why they don't last long... heheeee

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