CAJUN SHRIMP BALLS
2 T. butter or margarine
2 T. chopped parsley
2 T. chopped scallions
2 T. flour
1/2 C. milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper sauce
1/2 lb. shrimp, cooked, cleaned and finely chopped
2 C. fine dry bread crumbs
Oil or shortening for deep frying
In a medium saucepan melt butter. Add parsley and scallions,
cook for 1 minute. Blend in flour. Stir in milk, salt and pepper
sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and
comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in shrimp. Shape
into balls using 1 tablespoon mixture per ball. Beat eggs. Dip
balls in bread crumbs, then eggs, then bread crumbs again.
Chill for 30 minutes.
Heat oil to 350ÂºF to half fill a large saucepan. Fry 4 balls at a
time until brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
Yields 24 shrimp balls.