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

Crispy Crab Balls Recipe: Serve As an Appetizer or Main Dish

Crispy, crunchy and loaded with moist, sweet crab meat, this crab recipe will quickly become a family favorite. And they're so easy to make! Mix, roll and fry. 

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!

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


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. 

Note: If making patties, cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. 

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Skillets $10 & Up
Garlic Powder $2 & Up
Mustard Powder $3 & Up
Panko $2 & Up
Flour $2 & Up
Oil $2 & Up

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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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