Crab Balls

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Servings: About 2 dozen
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 teaspoon Paula Deen Seasoned Salt to taste
1 teaspoon Paula Deen’s House Seasoning
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1/3 cup heavy cream
2   slices bread, crust removed and processed into crumbs
1   egg, beaten
1 lb lump crab meat, picked free of any shells
oil for frying

Tartar Sauce:
1-cup mayonnaise
1 white onion
1/2 cup dill chips
Fresh lemon juice
Pinch Paula Deen House Seasoning
Fresh ground pepper





Moisten breadcrumbs with heavy cream.  Mix in all other ingredients.  Shape into balls about the size of a walnut. Fry in deep oil until brown. To make tartar sauce, combine all ingredients into a food processor and blend to achieve desired chunkiness. Serve Crab Balls while hot, with tartar sauce. Balls can be made ahead of time and reheated.

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Don't know what the cream is for. You mix one pound crab meat. 2 dozen saltines. tablespoon worchestire sauce. One table spoon mustard. One tablespoon mayonnaise. One egg. Crush crackers and mix together. Fry for about 5 minutes on each side. You will want to use this recipe. Paula has to add butter and cream why?

By Steve B on May 12, 2013


Hi Paula. I want to use your crab ball recipe as an appitizer for a dinner I'm hosting for the elderly members of our congregation. The problem is, I don't know where I can get your seasonings in Baton Rouge. Please let me know how I can get these. I always watch your shows and have used a lot of your recipes. I just hosted a housewarming for my daughter and almost all the appitizers and desserts were your recipes. They were all a big hit. Can't wait until I have the opportunity to eat at one of your restaurants. Much Love

By Linda Johnson on February 22, 2013


I may be in the area for the book signing in Dec, but Is it going to be crazy to get a ticket for that Dec 3 signing? I do not do crazy! lol If I am there I will try, we did eat there 2 years ago when we came to a convention. It was wonderful.

By Regina Russell on June 20, 2012


Hi Bob, Unfortunately, that line of dinnerware has been discontinued.

By Jonathan Able on September 06, 2011


Enjoy Paula's show and her seafood recipes. Originally from Maryland, we love our crabs and are doing a blue crab decor in the kitchen. Paula's dishes with the red crab used in recently aired programs are perfect for all the seafood we enjoy -- where can we purchase them? The Grants 8/12/2011

By Bob Grant on August 12, 2011


Love your recipes

By Jeanie Burson on July 08, 2011


QUESTION: Can I use can crab meat?

By Charlene on June 28, 2011


Oh I just love you and all your food. Whenever I can't think of something for dinner I just get on the computer and type in your name. Thanks so much for everything. My husband got me your pots and pans 2 Christmas ago.......I love them. My in laws visited your Savannah restaurant and they said it was sooooo good. Can't wait to go our next trip to Florida.

By Heather Ross on June 21, 2011



By Anonymous on April 21, 2011


I love watchin your shows they always bring a big smile to my face.I learn alot and wish to learn more.

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By Anonymous on August 24, 2010


This is just one of the greatest..Love them

By snappycook on April 15, 2010

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