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Deep-fried crab balls make a great snack

Deep-fried crab balls make a great snack or appetizer.
Deep-fried crab balls make a great snack or appetizer. Special to the Sun Herald

This week I’m blogging about beautiful blue crabs that can be found in our salty water.

Most of the week we have concentrated on lump or jumbo-lump crab, but there are delicious applications for the regular, and not-near-as-expensive crab meat as well.

Do you like hushpuppies and other deep-fried Southern delicacies?

Well it isn’t a difficult leap to realize that crab meat can be made delicious in a similar format.

Deep-fried crab balls are basically deep-fried rounds of crab cake.

Dip them in a tartar sauce, cocktail sauce or even a good remoulade sauce, and you will be in snack heaven.

Combine some finely diced onion, slivers of jalapeño, lots of picked-over regular crab meat and a little mayonnaise. Mix well, toss in panko bread crumbs and deep fry until golden brown. As always avoid overcooking and serve piping hot.

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