Crispy Crab Balls

Sheri Raleigh-Yearby

By
@ChefSheShe

Great with Peach Spritzers!


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Serves:
12
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

1 lb
lump crab meat
1 c
cooked shrimp, chopped
1 c
rice, cooked, cooled
1
egg, beaten
1 Tbsp
half and half
1/4 c
celery, minced
1/4 c
green onions, minced
1/4 c
red bell pepper, minced
1 Tbsp
lemon zest, grated
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 c
bread crumbs
2 Tbsp
yellow cornmeal
1/2 c
panko bread crumbs
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
cooking oil for frying

Step-By-Step

1Separate crab meat and remove any small pieces of shell. Add chopped cooked shrimp and toss with lemon zest and lemon juice

2Beat egg and half and half.

3Mix together crab, shrimp, rice and egg mixture.

4Add celery, green onion, bell pepper and dry seasonings.

5Form 2 inch balls and place on parchment or waxed paper. Mix panko, bread crumbs and cornmeal. Salt & pepper to taste.

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6Heat oil to 350 degrees. Roll crab balls into bread crumb mixture and deep fry the crab balls until golden brown.

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7Serve with cocktail or Remoulade sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole