shrimp balls and gravy

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By Mary R Morris
from Western Grove, AR

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

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves About
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For shrimp balls and gravy

  • shrimp balls
  • 1 lb of raw shrimp
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of worcestershire sauce
  • chopped fresh parsley ,chopped green onions
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • GRAVY::::
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 3/4 cup of oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 quart of water
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 2 small bay leaves
  • 2 good size pinches of sweet basil
  • 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...
  • 5
    PERSONAL NOTE::::: 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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