Cajun Shrimp Balls
butter or margarine
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons chopped scallions
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper sauce
1/2 pound shrimp, cooked, cleaned and finely chopped
2 cups 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.
Dip balls in bread crumbs, then eggs, then bread crumbs
Chill for 30 minutes.
Heat oil to 350 degrees F to half fill a large saucepan. Fry 4 balls at a time
until brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
Yields 24 shrimp balls.