Shrimp Balls and Gravy

Shrimp Balls And Gravy

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Mary R Morris


I have made these for years,I have no idea where this recipe first came from.It is in my handwritting ,on a sheet of old loose leaf paper.Simple and eazy and can be doubled or tripled.I buy the shrimp from the frozen food section of Wal-Mart .If you can get the fresh shrimp ,use them .But if not use the RAW frozen one..Just defrost first


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20 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Pan Fry


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    shrimp balls
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    1 lb of raw shrimp
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    1 cup of bread crumbs
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    2 large eggs
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    1 large onion chopped
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    4 cloves of fresh garlic
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    1 tablespoon of worcestershire sauce
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    chopped fresh parsley ,chopped green onions
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    salt and pepper to taste
  • GRAVY::::

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    1/2 cup of flour
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    3/4 cup of oil
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    1 small onion chopped
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    1 bell pepper seeded and chopped
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    1 quart of water
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    1 can of tomato paste
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    2 small bay leaves
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    2 good size pinches of sweet basil
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    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Shrimp Balls and Gravy


  1. 1-Grind Shrimp ,onions and garlic in food chopper.
  2. 2-Place in mixing bowl:Add remaining ingredients .Mix well with hands.Shape in to small balls:Then roll into flour and fry untill brown.Take out and add to the gravy ,below....
  3. Gravy::::
  4. Make a roux,with flour and oil:Saute onions and bell pepper in roux;add water and remaining ingredients.After Shrimp Ball or Fried as above ,add them to the gravy and SIMMER on Low for a hour and a half......I serve over Rice ...But these can be used as a appetizer...
    I often serve these as a appetizer ,or on the buffet at church dinners ..Just keep them warm in a crock pot....

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About Shrimp Balls and Gravy

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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