*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               Crab Fritters
 
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 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Seafood                          Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    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
                         Salt and pepper -- to taste
                         All-purpose flour -- for
                         Dredging
                         Vegetable oil -- for deep
                         Frying
                         -----CURRY SAUCE-----
    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      tablespoon    Sugar
    1      tablespoon    Fresh lemon juice
    1      tablespoon    Chutney
 
 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.
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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