Crispy Crab Balls

Sheri Raleigh-Yearby


Great with Peach Spritzers!

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15 Min
15 Min
Deep Fry


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1 lb
lump crab meat
1 c
cooked shrimp, chopped
1 c
rice, cooked, cooled
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

How to Make Crispy Crab Balls


  • 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.
  • 6Heat oil to 350 degrees. Roll crab balls into bread crumb mixture and deep fry the crab balls until golden brown.
  • 7Serve with cocktail or Remoulade sauce.

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About Crispy Crab Balls

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

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