Shrimp Balls

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

  • 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
  • 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
    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.
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