Sunday, September 25, 2011

Crab Meatballs!

Hey Y'All! That's right, this week for my PIGskin Challenge I picked a Paula Deen recipe for my Crab Meatballs and it was very good! This recipe highlights the crab by not adding too many other flavors. And how great are these fun shell toothpicks! They were sent to me by Bloggy Buddy La at A Musing Potpourri, if you haven't stopped by recently please do to say hi-thanks La!

And here's another one of Earl's pearls of wisdom:

Crab Balls
2 slices of bread, crust removed and processed into crumbs
1/3 C heavy cream
1 Tblsp mayonnaise
1 Tblsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tblsp parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp House Seasoning
1 tsp seasoned salt
1 egg, beaten
1 lb lump crab meat, picked clean of any shells
In a deep pot, preheat oil to 365 degrees. Paula uses peanut oil, I just used vegetable oil.
In large bowl, moisten bread crumbs with cream. Add the rest, shape into balls about the size of a walnut. Fry until brown, approx 5 minutes (or less!).
You can click HERE for Paula's Tartar Sauce recipe and the House Seasoning Recipe.

  • It's probably best to use a deep fryer, although I did use about 1/2" of oil in a pan (turning them) with no problem. They do cook up fast (2-3 minutes), you have to keep an eye on them.
  • You should get about 24 meatballs using 1 Tblsp of mix.
  • Personally, I'll use a heaping tsp of Old Bay instead of the House Seasoning and Seasoned Salt next time, only because I think that's the flavor I'm used to in seafood.
  • Over all, I liked them and would make them again and I'm sure they'd go over well at any gathering. They stayed on the toothpick nicely too:@)
Have a happy day!

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  1. These could also be made into crab cakes, right? I am in love with the toothpicks you lucky girl!

  2. Oh my word...these sound AWESOME & how stinkin' cute are those toothpicks??? I'll have to ask La where she found them...she & I live in the same state, ya' know. Fun~Fun!

    Thanks for the recipe. I'll be trying them soon.

  3. Goodness, these look delicious. One of my favorite foods is crab!!!!
    Can I come to your house to watch the E-A-G-L-E-S- EAGLES!
    Please add this to ON THE MENU MONDAY tonight!
    xo Yvonne

  4. GAH! Who wouldn't love these to pieces! YUMMER!

  5. These look wonderful! I have also been looking for a good tartar sauce recipe, so will definitely be trying both. Have a wonderful Sunday and enjoy some football!

  6. Oh, YUMMMMMM! I love crab anything! :D :D

  7. Oh those would have been sooo good to eat while the Huskers whipped the Cowboys last night!

  8. Crab...another fav,right up there with pork(sorry Earl)..and chocolate.
    I could probable eat these for breakfast,they look so good!

    Going to pop over and say Hey to La!

    Have a restful day and be blessed!

  9. Oh boy do these look good! We love crab. I know they would be a hit at our house.

  10. I love those crab balls, delicious!! gloria

  11. Lynn,
    These look delicious! They would be great at Christmas. I love seafood at Christmas. My grandfather came from FL and every Christmas they made heaping piles of shrimp for the Christmas dinner. It was tradition and awesomeness. Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to try it! :)

  12. my husband is by me on the couch and he just said...HOLD IT A MINUTE!!!! WHAT'S THAT ???? he LOVES crab cakes...and now i have a special request for THESE !!!!!

    i am going to make them this week...

    love the toothpicks....too cute

    kary and teddy

  13. Your photo would be a perfect serving for me :) - xo

  14. I love Paula Deen and I love love crab and I love Earl's pearls of wisdom,too!

  15. Wow! fantastic looking meatballs - delicious with crab!! love this and hubby will too!

  16. These look so delicious. Those toothpicks are so cute!

    Wow, gotta love Earl's advice and I'd better watch it. I've had some crabby moments lately. :)

  17. Oh crab meatballs...yummy! Love Earls wisdom! lol.

  18. Earl offers great advice. Wish I had a couple of those crab rolls right this moment. Looks delicious!

  19. crab anything.. and I'm in!! these look wonderful!!!

  20. Now these look like something my gang would love. I like that there isn't much filler.

    I'm glad you are enjoying the picks. We will be having hot dogs later this week so I can try the relish. Can't wait!

  21. Those must taste wonderful, Lynn! A wonderful little crab cake in skewer form :) Perfect for game day. Oh, and FYI, the Packers beat the Bears today. Not that I care ;)

  22. They look good ... wish I could eat seafood! And, that oak bread sounds fab!

    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~

  23. These look so yummy, Lynn. I wanna try them...Christine

  24. I love crab and I bet your meatballs taste like delicious mini crab cakes! I love the pretty toothpicks..just perfect!

  25. I heart crab cakes, and these mini ones look yummy. Love your little shell picks!

  26. These crab balls look amazing. I'm a big fan for crab meat and this go straight to my "must try" list! Thanks for sharing.

  27. We love crab served any way at all. These little appy's look delicious and they hold together so well during cooking. I would go with the Old Bay too.

  28. Hello Lynn,
    they look yummy and the toothpicks are so nice for them. Love Earls wise words. Thanks for sharing all your great recipes.
    best greetings, Johanna

  29. I enjoyed watching people bring in their crab catches at the Oregon coast this past week! Obviously it's crab season!! Thanks for the recipe.

    Blessings, Debbie

  30. I like the idea of this crab and what a surprise for guests...instead of the usual sweet and sour meatballs that my mother makes or the Swedish meatballs that my MIL makes. The pics bring these up an extra notch too!

  31. I have never put a crab in my mouth in my entire looong life. :)
    I will take your word for it, tho.

    Cutest little picks I ever saw.
    xoxo bj

  32. These look so fun! Like a crab cake on a toothpick. These would be great for holiday appetizers.

  33. Well, that's just too yummy for words. Except yum. That doesn't count because it's more of a sound.

  34. Hi lovely lady.
    I love crab this looks so Yummy.
    This would be great for a dinner party!!! I will do this one sweet lady.
    I hope you are having a great day.
    xxoo Diane

  35. These look great! So happy to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  36. Paula's recipe looks divine and I'm thinking it has many of the components of a crab cake. How nice to have it in a football food form! Thanks and happy game time.


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