Crab and Avocado Fritters

Course : Fritters
Serves: 4
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Ingredients:

2 pounds crabmeat
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 cup diced green onions
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1 medium avocado -- peeled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 cup corn oil for deep-frying
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 Teaspoon thinly slivered green onion -- (optional)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup hot chili salsa
 

Preparation / Directions:

Line baking sheet with parchment. Combine crab, 1 c green onions and avocado in large bowl. Mix eggs, salsa and salt; add to crab. Mix in breadcrumbs. Form mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place on prepared sheet. Cover with plastic and refrigerate 3 hours. (Can be prepared one day ahead and frozen. Do not thaw before cooking.) Preheat oven to lowest setting. Line another baking sheet with paper towels. Pour oil into large skillet to depth of 3 inches. Heat to 350 degrees. Dust fritters with flour. Carefully ad to oil in batches (do not crowd) and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side for refrigerated fritters and about 3 minutes per side for frozen. Drain on paper towels. Transfer to prepared sheet and keep warm in oven until all are cooked. Garnish with green onion slivers and serve immediately. From Makes 4 dozen


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