Crab Balls Appetizer

Red Chili and Cayenne
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  • 32 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 36 servings
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Crab mixture is formed into balls then baked and served with cocktail sauce. Thanks to Janet for sharing this appetizer recipe.

What You'll Need

  • 8 ounces crab meat
  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 2 tablespoons cocktail sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons green onion (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley (fresh, or about 1/2 teaspoon
  • chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • dash black pepper
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips
  • Cocktail sauce (for serving)

How to Make It

  1. In a large bowl, combine crab meat, bread crumbs, beaten egg, 2 tablespoons cocktail sauce, mayonnaise, green onion, parsley, mustard, and peppers; mix well.
  2. Cover bowl; chill for 1 hour.
  3. Form crab mixture into balls, using a rounded teaspoon for each.
  4. Roll balls in crushed potato chips; place on baking sheet.
  5. Bake in preheated 425 F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until hot and nicely browned.
  6. Serve with cocktail sauce.


    Shared by Janet.

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 36
    Total Fat 1 g
    Saturated Fat 0 g
    Unsaturated Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 11 mg
    Sodium 90 mg
    Carbohydrates 4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Protein 2 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)