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Scrumptious Broiled Crab Balls...easy

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“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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