Cajun Shrimp Balls

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Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 35 min
Yield: 8 Serving

Nutrition facts:
240 calories
9 grams fat

Ingredients

2 Tbsp butter or margarine

2 Tbsp chopped parsley

2 Tbsp chopped scallions

2 Tbsp flour

1/2 C. milk

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper sauce

1/2 lb. shrimp, cooked, cleaned and finely chopped

2 eggs

2 C. fine dry bread crumbs

Oil or shortening for deep frying

Directions

In a medium saucepan melt butter. Add parsley and scallions, cook for 1 minute. Blend in flour. Stir in milk, salt and pepper sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in shrimp. Shape into balls using 1 tablespoon mixture per ball. Beat eggs. Dip balls in bread crumbs, then eggs, then bread crumbs again. Chill for 30 minutes.

Heat oil to 350:F to half fill a large saucepan. Fry 4 balls at a time until brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Yields 24 shrimp balls.




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