Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Crab Balls

IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK!






With that being said, these are really easy to make. It's the perfect appetizer for any event and packed with flavor. Crabmeat is delicious alone. When it's seasoned correctly and fried...flavors are elevated to great levels. 


Crab Balls (Makes 5)

Ingredients

1 cup Crabmeat
1 Egg
1 tablespoon Water
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 ½ teaspoons Old Bay
2 tablespoons Mayo
½ cup Panko Bread Crumbs
Vegetable Oil for Frying

Directions

1.    In a large bowl, combine the crabmeat, garlic powder, old bay and mayonnaise.
2.    Form the mix into 5 medium sized balls. (Lightly squeeze to ensure they do not fall apart).
3.    Place the balls onto a baking sheet. Cover with clear wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
4.    In one small bowl, beat an egg and add the 1 tablespoon of water.
5.    In another small bowl, add the Panko.
6.    Heat up a frying pan with Vegetable Oil. (Enough oil to cover about 1/3 of the balls).
7.    Dip the crab balls into the egg and then roll them in the panko.
8.    Once the oil is hot, fry the balls for 4-5 minutes per side.

9.    Take them out of the oil, and set aside on a paper towel. Enjoy!