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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Separate crab meat and remove any small pieces of shell. Add chopped cooked shrimp and toss with lemon zest and lemon juice
2
Beat egg and half and half.
3
Mix together crab, shrimp, rice and egg mixture.
4
Add celery, green onion, bell pepper and dry seasonings.
5
Form 2 inch balls and place on parchment or waxed paper. Mix panko, bread crumbs and cornmeal. Salt & pepper to taste.
6
Heat oil to 350 degrees. Roll crab balls into bread crumb mixture and deep fry the crab balls until golden brown.
7
Serve with cocktail or Remoulade sauce.

About this Recipe

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