Crab Fritters

Course : Fritters
Serves: 24
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1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 pound crabmeat
3/4 cup fresh white breadcrums
4 large egg whites -- divided
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 Teaspoon salt and pepper -- to taste
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour -- for dredging
1 cup vegetable oil -- for deep frying
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small garlic clove -- minced
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoons chutney

Preparation / Directions:

Mix the first five ingredients in a medium bowl to blend. Let the bater stand for 1 hour at room temperature. Mix the crabmeat, bread crumbs, two of the egg whites and the parsley in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Divide the mixture into 24 mounds. press each mound firmly into a ball. Roll each crabmeat ball in flour; shake off excess. Immediately before frying, beat the remaining egg whites in a small bowl to stiff peaks. Fold the egg whites into the batter. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or heavy saucepan to 360F. Dip the crab balls, one at a time, into the batter, coating completely. Carefully lower into the oil. Repeat with the remaining crab balls, cooking until pale and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoonto transfer the fritters to paper towels and drain. Serve with Curry Sauce. Makes 24 fritters. NOTES: Do not overcrowd the fryer or saucepan when making these crab fritters. Make no more than 5 fritters at a time. Be certain to slide the fritters gently into the hot oil. Dropping them into the oil can can cause a dangerous splash. Turn the fritters frequently as they fry, making sure that all sides are browned. Heat the oil in a small heavy skillet over medium heat. add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the curry powder and stir for 1 minute. Transfer the mixture to a blender. Add all of the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl.

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