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Crunchy crab balls

This week I cooked up some great crunchy crab balls that could be served as a bite-size meal or an appetizer for guests. I picked up fresh local crab over at Coastal Propane and Seafood off N.C. 133 to make this great healthy recipe you're going to love. Living on the coast and having access to so many local seafood shops, everyone should be able to enjoy this fresh tasty treat.
Ingredients
  Crab meat 16 Ounce (lump/ fin)
  Red bell pepper 1 Medium, chopped finely
  Vidalia onions 1 Medium, chopped finely
  Miracle whip dressing 2 Tablespoon
  Stone ground mustard 2 Tablespoon
  Egg 1 Medium
  Parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated
  Panko bread crumbs 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cayenne pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Old bay 1 Teaspoon
  Salt & pepper 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Ground horseradish 2 Tablespoon (FOR HORSERADISH SAUCE)
  Tomato ketchup 1 Tablespoon (FOR HORSERADISH SAUCE)
  Sweet relish pickles 2 Tablespoon (FOR HORSERADISH SAUCE)
  Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Chop the red pepper and onions finely.
2. In a skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.
3. Put the onions and cook till translucent. Keep aside to cool.
4. In another bowl, add ground horseradish, tomato ketchup, miracle whip and sweet relish pickles and mix well. Set aside.
5. Take a wide mouthed dish. Add 1 ½ cup of panko bread crumbs, old bay and crushed red pepper. Mix well.
6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

MAKING
7. In a large bowl add crabmeat, egg, ½ cup of panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and cooled vegetables mix together well.
8. Form small balls with the crabmeat and roll in the panko mixture coating each well.
9. Place on a baking sheet and spray each crab ball with a little oil and place in the oven for 20 minutes. Flip the crab balls halfway through the baking process.

SERVING
10. In a serving plate, serve the crab ball hot with the sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Crunchy
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Crab
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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