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Ultimate Party Crab Bites

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups breadcrumbs (plus another cup for coating finished balls)
  • 16 oz crabmeat
  • 8 oz Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonaise
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • A few cranks of fresh ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying

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Preparation

Step 1

1.In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients (except 1 cup of reserved breadcrumbs). Scoop and form into bite sized balls. Roll balls in breadcrumbs. Place on a large platter and chill for a half of an hour.
2.Heat 1" of oil in a large frying pan until a deep fry thermometer registers at 350º. Fry the crab bites until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and place on a cookie sheet in a 200º oven to keep them warm while you fry the rest of them up.
3.Serve with cocktail sauce, tartar sauce and lemon wedges.

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