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Cajun Shrimp Balls
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons chopped scallions
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper sauce
1/2 pound shrimp, cooked, cleaned and finely chopped
2 cups fine dry bread crumbs
Oil or shortening for deep frying
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.
Dip balls into bread crumbs, then into eggs, then bread crumbs again.
Chill for 30 minutes.
Heat oil to 350 degrees F to half fill a large saucepan.
Fry 4 balls at a time until brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
Yield: 24 shrimp balls
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