Crab Balls Recipe (Joe’s Copycat)

Crab Balls Recipe (Joe’s Copycat)

How To Make Crab Balls (Joe’s Copycat)

This Joe’s-style recipe combines crab & shrimp for deep-fried crab balls. They’re made with cream cheese, sour cream, and warm spices for a flavorful punch.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



  • 2tbspbutter
  • 2ozcream cheese
  • ¼cupsour cream
  • 1tbspmayonnaise
  • 1tspseason salt
  • tsppaprika
  • tspchili powder
  • ¼cuppepperjack cheese,shredded
  • 4tsponions,minced
  • 4tspgreen peppers,minced
  • 3jalapenos,minced and seeded
  • 6ozcrab,canned
  • 4ozshrimp,minced salad shrimp
  • 2eggs
  • 1tbspmilk
  • 1cupbreadcrumbs
  • 1cupoil


  1. Mix the butter, cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise until blended.

  2. Add seasoned salt, paprika, and chili powder.

  3. Add cheese, onion, green pepper, and jalapenos.

  4. Add crab and shrimp; mix.

  5. Roll into ¼-inch balls; refrigerate for 30 minutes

  6. Beat eggs and milk.

  7. Dip the balls into egg mixture; dredge in fine bread crumbs.

  8. Deep fry until golden in 1 cup hot oil.

  9. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 347.85kcal
  • Fat: 31.17g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.13g
  • Trans Fat: 0.22g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.22g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.57g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.95g
  • Fiber: 0.67g
  • Sugar: 1.40g
  • Protein: 8.53g
  • Cholesterol: 78.96mg
  • Sodium: 260.43mg
  • Calcium: 83.49mg
  • Potassium: 138.76mg
  • Iron: 0.89mg
  • Vitamin A: 83.59µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.64mg
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