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Shrimp Balls

Looking for a classic seafood appetizer? Serve these warm shrimp balls to your guests – ready in an hour.

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  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 24
 

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

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LOCATION

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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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