Crispy Crab Balls

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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

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  • 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

How to Make Crispy Crab Balls

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.

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About Crispy Crab Balls

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




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