Crispy Crab Balls Recipe: Serve As an Appetizer or Main Dish (15 Minutes) by 30Seconds Food

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Crispy Crab Balls Recipe: Serve As an Appetizer or Main Dish (15 Minutes)

Crispy, crunchy and loaded with moist, sweet crab meat, this crab recipe will quickly become a family favorite. And these crispy crab balls are so easy to make! Mix, roll and fry. This is one& crab recipe that you'll want to put on repeat as an appetizer or as a main dish for dinner

To make these fried crab balls you will need just a handful of ingredients. Here is your short shopping list: onion, celery, garlic powder, Old Bay Seasoning, ground mustard, flour, an egg, lump crab meat, panko and cooking oil for frying. If you're watching your sodium, make this no-salt copycat Old Bay Seasoning recipe to use.

Serve this easy fried crab ball recipe as an appetizer or form the mixture into four patties and serve as a main dish with your favorite dipping sauce. So easy, and so delicious!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 to 6 minutes
Total Time: 15 to 16 minutes
Servings: 10 (appetizer) or 2 (main dish)


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Recipe Notes

  • If making patties, cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Be sure to always pick through crab meat to ensure there are no pieces of shell.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the onion, celery, garlic powder, Old Bay, mustard powder, flour and egg. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Fold in the crab meat.
  2. Heat about 1 inch of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Put the panko into a shallow bowl.
  3. Form the mixture into balls, then roll in the panko. Put them into the hot oil and cook until golden brown on all sides, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove to a paper towel. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 161

Total Fat: 3.7g

Saturated Fat: 0.5g

Cholesterol: 41mg

Sodium: 147mg

Total Carbohydrate: 25.7g

Dietary Fiber: 2.1g

Total Sugars: 1.7g

Protein: 7g

Vitamin D: 4mcg

Calcium: 79mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 131mg

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Donna John
Crab is one of my all-time favorite things. Love it.
Has anyone tried this recipe in an air fryer? If so, how did the crab balls turn out?
Elisa Schmitz
Mmm! This is an easy recipe that the whole family will love. So delish!
DAC Developments
Awesome Recipe ! would definitely try this

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