Cajun Shrimp Balls

Recipe by Molly53
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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 24 balls
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    tablespoons parsley, minced
  • 2
    tablespoons green onions, minced
  • 2
    tablespoons butter (not spread or tub product) or 2 tablespoons margarine (not spread or tub product)
  • 2
    tablespoons flour
  • 12
    cup milk
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 14
    teaspoon hot pepper sauce (or to taste, Tabasco or other Louisiana-style pepper sauce preferred)
  • 12
    lb shrimp, cooked, cleaned and finely chopped
  • 2
    cups fine dry breadcrumbs
  • oil, for frying
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook parsley in green onions in melted butter for a minute; blend in flour until fully incorporated.
  • Stir in milk, salt and hot pepper sauce.
  • Cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in minced shrimp.
  • Shape into balls, using one tablespoon mixture per ball.
  • Beat eggs until well mixed; dip balls into bread crumbs, then egg, then in crumbs again.
  • Chill 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil to 350°F.
  • Fry 4 balls at a time until golden brown, about 2 or 3 minutes.
  • Keep warm in low oven on paper towel lined plate; repeat with remaining balls.
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