RITZ Crab Balls with Sriracha Aioli

118  Ratings
  • 45 min prep
  • 1 hr 45 min total
  • Makes 21 servings, 2 crab balls and 2 tsp. sauce each.

Jalapeños, pineapple and red peppers deliver a totally addicting, complex flavor. Better get these buttery-crisp bundles while they last.

RITZ Crab Balls with Sriracha Aioli  Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha sauce (hot chili sauce)
  • 1/3 cup canned crushed pineapple, well drained with 2 Tbsp. juice reserved, divided
  • 1 lb. fresh crabmeat, well picked over
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red peppers
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped red onions
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh jalapeño peppers
  • 1 tsp. seafood seasoning
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 50 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed, divided
  •  oil, for frying

Instructions

  • Mix  first 3 ingredients until blended. Stir in pineapple juice.
  • Combine  crushed pineapple with next 6 ingredients; stir in 1 cup cracker crumbs.
  • Refrigerate  sauce and crab mixture 1 hour.
  • Shape  crab mixture into 42 (1-inch) balls; coat with remaining cracker crumbs.
  • Heat  1 inch of oil to 350°F in medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Add crab balls, in batches; cook 2 to 2-1/2 min. or until golden brown. Remove from pan with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  • Serve  crab balls with the mayonnaise mixture.

Recipe Tips

Make AheadThe crab balls can be fried ahead of time. Cool, then place in airtight container and freeze up to 2 weeks. When ready to serve, place frozen balls in single layer on rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 350°F oven 15 min. or until heated through. Serve with the mayonnaise mixture.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 21 servings, 2 crab balls and 2 tsp. sauce each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 110 
    • Total fat 8 g
    • Saturated fat 1.5 g
    • Cholesterol 35 mg
    • Sodium 270 mg
    • Carbohydrate 6 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 1 g
    •     Includes added sugars <1 g
    • Protein 5 g
    • Vitamin A 2 %DV
    • Vitamin C 2 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 2 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium 2 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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