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“A wonderful festive, comfort food for your Christmas Party or Office Party, Whatever..... Cream Cheese, Crab, onion, lemon mixture rolled into a round ball, then rolled in more crab, topped with Seafood Sauce and sprinkled with fresh Crab meat then surrounded on a platter with Town House Christmas crackers. It's beautiful and it's soooooo... gooooood.... Everyone will ask you to serve it again, every Christmas or Special Event.”
1 large crab ball

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (453.59 g) package Philadelphia Cream Cheese (room temperature, softened)
  • 709.77 ml imitation crab meat (flaked) or 709.77 ml lobsters (flaked)
  • 1 medium sweet onion (minced fine)
  • 226.79 g jar seafood sauce (for the topping)
  • 1 lemon (cut into thin slices, keep ends for juice)
  • 1 leaf lettuce (rinsed, pat dry, cut off bottoms)
  • 453.59 g boxtownhouse crackers (1 or 2 boxes)


  1. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, onion (onion can be minced in blender.You could use scallion white ends as long as they are minced well.).
  2. Add 1.5 cups crab meat (use a knife to cut and pick apart. You can use real crab from can, drained and picked apart. Must not be watery.
  3. Pat dry if need be.You will need 1.5 packages or cups for ball and a cup to roll in and a hand full to sprinkle, so set aside before hand so you don't forget).
  4. Add a squeeze of lemon juice. mix well.
  5. Use fork at first to mash then wash hands well, or use plastic gloves and mix well. Taste, if you need more crab, add some.
  6. Roll into a nice size ball.
  7. On a plate, dump 1 cup of crab meat and spread out on plate.
  8. Take the crab ball and roll into crab meat, cover well, then put into a "Pretty" Clear bowl.
  9. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving.
  10. When ready to serve do the following:
  11. Take your serving platter and layer it with dry leaf lettuce leaving a bare part in the middle. This is where you will set your crab ball. I put mine into a Pretty clear glass bowl.
  12. Set your crab ball in the middle, Pour seafood sauce on top like a sundae, it will drain into the bowl, not the platter, don't worry.
  13. Sprinkle the remaining crab meat on top of the sauce. Then put a lemon slice halve twisted on top of that, take the rest of slices and place around bowl, then stick a pate knife in the side.
  14. Place your crackers in layers around the ball and you are ready to go.
  15. Enjoy!

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