Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Spicy Creole Crab Balls and Creole Tartar Sauce

One of my favorite blogs to visit when I'm in the mood for some spicy cajun food is Cajun Delights.  Marguerite weaves wonderful stories of her culture and happenings at her home in the Cajun Country.  

Not only does she provide awesome recipes, but she lays out a whole themed party, like her Cajun Christmas Party Preview that this recipe comes from.  She includes appetizers, salads, sides, bread, main meal and dessert ideas.   The link to the blog post follows the recipe.

1 lb. lump crab meat, picked over
1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers
1 large egg
1/4 cup mayo
1 tsp. Creole seasoning
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Creole or Dijon mustard
2 tbs. chopped bell pepper
2 tbs. chopped green onions
Vegetable oil for frying

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the egg mayo, Creole seasoning Worcestershire sauce, and Creole mustard. Add crab meat and mix gently. Add cracker crumbs evenly. Stir in the peppers and green onions. 

Form the mixture into 3 inch balls and place on a large cookie sheet and chill for 1 hour. 

Deep fry at 350 degrees for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. 

Drain on paper towels and transfer to a serving platter. 

Serve with Marguerite's Creole Tartar Sauce . . .

1 cup light mayo
1 tbs. Creole mustard
1 tbsp. each, green onions and fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp. minced garlic
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Few shakes Tabasco

Combine all ingredients in bowl and chill.

Click here for Marguerite's Cajun Christmas Party Preview 

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