Scrumptious Broiled Crab Balls...easy

“Sooo tasty and easy to throw together. The secret ingredient that makes these stand above the others is...Horseradish. Just adds that something. It doesn't matter how many I make they are gone in minutes. The recipe calls for Blue Claw Meat but feel free to use lump if you like. I think the blue claw is sweeter & usually no bones. Enjoy!”
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Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons chopped red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon frank's hot sauce (optional)
  • 8 ounces blue claw crabmeat
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 12 cup breadcrumbs (Panko)
  • seafood cocktail sauce or tartar sauce


  1. Saute on low the red pepper, celery & onion in the butter. 5 minutes or until softened.
  2. Let cool for a moment & add Horseradish, Old Bay, Garlic Powder & Hot Sauce (if using) Mix.
  3. Add Crab Meat, Egg & Mayonnaise. (should be very wet).
  4. Add Bread Crumbs. (add just enough to hold mixture together, should still be wet).
  5. Form in to small balls & refrigerate for an hour if you can.
  6. Preheat Broiler. I lower may oven rack to the second position and then broil on high for about 4-6 minutes per side. Should be very golden when finished.
  7. (you can fry if you like but why bother).
  8. Serve with Cocktail or tarter sauce.

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