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Shrimp Balls

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  • 60 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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Looking for a classic seafood appetizer? Serve these warm shrimp balls to your guests – ready in an hour.

Ingredients

Oil for deep frying
1
lb. shelled deveined uncooked shrimp
1
(8-oz.) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
4
teaspoons cornstarch
2
tablespoons chopped green onions
1
tablespoon dry sherry
3/4
teaspoon grated gingerroot
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
egg, beaten

Steps

  • 1 In deep fryer, heavy saucepan or wok, heat 2 to 3 inches of oil to 375°F.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in food processor bowl with metal blade, combine shrimp, water chestnuts, cornstarch, onions, sherry, gingerroot and salt, process until finely chopped. Add egg; process until combined.
  • 3 Drop shrimp mixture by teaspoonfuls into hot oil (375°F.). Fry 3 to 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and balls are deep golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm with a variety of dipping sauces.
  • 1 In deep fryer, heavy saucepan or wok, heat 2 to 3 inches of oil to 375°F.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in food processor bowl with metal blade, combine shrimp, water chestnuts, cornstarch, onions, sherry, gingerroot and salt, process until finely chopped. Add egg; process until combined.
  • 3 Drop shrimp mixture by teaspoonfuls into hot oil (375°F.). Fry 3 to 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and balls are deep golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm with a variety of dipping sauces.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
45
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
85mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
2g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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