Recipe: Appetizer : Crabby Poppers - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and SnacksRated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 35 min Yield: 8 Serving
Nutrition Facts: 240 calories 9 grams fat
1 lb Cooked crab meat, drained
1/4 cup Celery, chopped
1/2 cup Onions, chopped
1/2 cup Green chiles, chopped
1 tbs Fresh garlic, minced
3 tbs Vegetable oil or bacon grease
1 1/2 cups Bread crumbs
3 Eggs, beaten
1 tbs Cilantro, chopped
1 tsp Fresh ground black pepper
2 tsp Salt
About 30 Fresh Jalapeno chiles with stems on
1 cup Flour
2 cups Seasoned bread crumbs
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
2 Eggs beaten with a little water
Oil for deep frying
Heat oil or grease in a heavy pan over medium heat. Saute celery, onions, green chiles, and garlic until tender; set aside. Combine bread crumbs, eggs, cilantro, salt, and black pepper. Add crab meat and cooked vegetables and mix well.
Rinse chiles well.
With a sharp knife or razor blade, make a "T" shaped cut across, just below the stem, and down one side. Carefully remove the seeds and membrane.
Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Using a sieve or colander, blanch the chiles, in batches if necessary, in the boiling water for 3 minutes and immediately immerse them in cold water to stop the cooking. Drain chiles on a towel.
Put enough stuffing in the chile to just be able to close the cuts. Place the chiles on a sheet pan when stuffed. When all the chiles are on the pan, spray them with a light coat of vegetable oil spray, turning once. Mix the salt and black pepper in with the flour and put it on a plate. Roll each popper in the flour, dip it in the egg mixture, roll it in the bread crumbs and return it to the pan.
Deep fry, 3 or 4 at a time, in hot oil (375-385 degrees F.) until golden brown, turning as necessary.
Drain on paper towels.
Serve warm or freeze to be reheated when wanted.© Jim Catanich
"I use neufchatel cheese to cut down on the fat content. I always make a double batch and add 1 pound of fried and drained ground turkey to one batch. If soup is too watery, I add instant mashed potatoes just until it slightly thinkens." - patti c.
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"Having worked at St. Louis Bread Co. when they served this soup, there are two things you're missing from the soup. One ingredient that was key to the taste is dill weed. Also, they had some very tiny pieces of chicken in it to make it a little richer. Still, this is a good recipe." - jeff bloomer
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"Love this recipe. We use less soy sauce as otherwise it is too salty for our taste. Also add other veg and fish. Great easy tasty dish." - aj222
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