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Red and Green Crab Balls



  • 1 1/2 cups crabmeat
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • Paprika
  • Unseasoned bread crumbs
  • Parsley, finely chopped
  • Thin pretzel sticks


  1. In a bowl, combine crabmeat, cream cheese, lemon zest, salt, pepper, celery seeds and 1/4 teaspoon paprika.
  2. Use a fork to combine all ingredients evenly.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Combine 2 parts bread crumbs to 1 part paprika in a small, shallow bowl.
  5. Place parsley in another bowl.
  6. Form crab mixture into 1-inch balls and roll in either "red" or "green."
  7. Refrigerate until ready to serve, then spear each ball with a pretzel stick.

Yield: about 2 dozen balls


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