Crab Appetizers

A simple recipe for delicious crab appetizers. Baked crab balls are served on toothpicks and go well with a glass of white wine.
  • 1 pound crab meat
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1/4 cup butter or other fat, melted
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  1. Remove any shell or cartilage from crab meat.
  2. Cook onion in butter.
  3. Blend in flour.
  4. Add milk gradually and cook until thick, stirring constantly.
  5. Combine egg yolk and seasonings.
  6. Stir a little of the hot sauce into egg yolk; add to remaining sauce, stirring constantly.
  7. Add crab meat; blend into a paste and cool.
  8. Portion crab mixture with a teaspoon.
  9. Shape into small balls.
  10. Roll in crumbs.
  11. Fry in a basket in deep fat, 375° F, for 2 minutes or until brown.
  12. Drain on absorbent paper.
  13. Serve on toothpicks.
Makes approximately 84 appetizers.

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