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    Christmas Crab Ball

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    therockmiester's Note:

    A wonderful festive, comfort food for your Christmas Party or Office Party, Whatever..... Cream Cheese, Crab, onion, lemon mixture rolled into a round ball, then rolled in more crab, topped with Seafood Sauce and sprinkled with fresh Crab meat then surrounded on a platter with Town House Christmas crackers. It's beautiful and it's soooooo... gooooood.... Everyone will ask you to serve it again, every Christmas or Special Event.

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    Serves: 15-20


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    • 2 (8 ounce) packages Philadelphia Cream Cheese (room temperature, softened)
    • 3 cups imitation crab meat (flaked) or 3 cups lobsters (flaked)
    • 1 medium sweet onion (minced fine)
    • 1 (8 ounce) jar seafood sauce (for the topping)
    • 1 lemon (cut into thin slices, keep ends for juice)
    • 1 leaf lettuce (rinsed, pat dry, cut off bottoms)
    • 1 (16 ounce) box townhouse crackers (1 or 2 boxes)


    1. 1
      In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, onion (onion can be minced in blender.You could use scallion white ends as long as they are minced well.).
    2. 2
      Add 1.5 cups crab meat (use a knife to cut and pick apart. You can use real crab from can, drained and picked apart. Must not be watery.
    3. 3
      Pat dry if need be.You will need 1.5 packages or cups for ball and a cup to roll in and a hand full to sprinkle, so set aside before hand so you don't forget).
    4. 4
      Add a squeeze of lemon juice. mix well.
    5. 5
      Use fork at first to mash then wash hands well, or use plastic gloves and mix well. Taste, if you need more crab, add some.
    6. 6
      Roll into a nice size ball.
    7. 7
      On a plate, dump 1 cup of crab meat and spread out on plate.
    8. 8
      Take the crab ball and roll into crab meat, cover well, then put into a "Pretty" Clear bowl.
    9. 9
      Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving.
    10. 10
      When ready to serve do the following:.
    11. 11
      Take your serving platter and layer it with dry leaf lettuce leaving a bare part in the middle. This is where you will set your crab ball. I put mine into a Pretty clear glass bowl.
    12. 12
      Set your crab ball in the middle, Pour seafood sauce on top like a sundae, it will drain into the bowl, not the platter, don't worry.
    13. 13
      Sprinkle the remaining crab meat on top of the sauce. Then put a lemon slice halve twisted on top of that, take the rest of slices and place around bowl, then stick a pate knife in the side.
    14. 14
      Place your crackers in layers around the ball and you are ready to go.
    15. 15

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    Nutritional Facts for Christmas Crab Ball

    Serving Size: 1 (54 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 15

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 262.1
    Calories from Fat 164
    Total Fat 18.2 g
    Saturated Fat 7.7 g
    Cholesterol 33.2 mg
    Sodium 346.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 20.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 0.9 g
    Protein 4.6 g

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    imitation crab meat

    seafood sauce

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