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Blue Crab Fritters

Blue Crab Fritters

These tasty crab-studded morsels are the perfect side dish or appetizer served piping hot!


  • 1/2 cup self-rising cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound blue crab lump meat
  • Canola oil for frying


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the dry ingredients; add the milk and egg, mixing until smooth.
  2. Fold in the crab.
  3. Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan or deep fryer to 375 degrees F.
  4. Drop tablespoonsful of the batter into the hot oil.
  5. Fry 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown, turning once if needed.
  6. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Serve hot.

Serves 6.

Recipe and photo credit: Florida Department of Agriculture

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