CAJUN SHRIMP BALLS

A delicious make ahead appetizer and you only need 1/2 lb. shrimp. Makes 2 dozen

2 tbsp Butter 25 mL
2 tbsp Chopped green onions 25 mL
2 tbsp Chopped fresh parsley 25 mL
2 tbsp Flour 25 mL
1/2 cup Milk 125 mL
1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce 1 mL
1/2 tsp Salt 2 mL
1/2 lb. Cooked chopped shrimp 250 g
2 Eggs 2
2 cups Dry bread crumbs 500 mL
Oil for deep frying

In skillet melt butter, add parsley, green onions, cook 1 minute.

Blend in flour, stir in milk, salt, Tabasco.

Cook stirring constantly until mixture thickens and comes to boil.

Remove from heat stir in shrimp and chill.

Beat eggs until mixed.

Shape shrimp mixture into balls using 1 tbsp(15 mL) per ball.

Dip in bread crumbs,then egg, then bread crumbs again. Chill at least 30 minutes.

Fry in 350°F (180C) oil 4 at a time for 2-3 minutes.


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