Chesapeake Crab Ball Appetizer

Chesapeake Crab Ball Appetizer


"A great appetizer; no cooking is required."


15 m servings 178 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 178 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 283 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Remove excess shell from the crabmeat.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, green onions, Old Bay Seasoning TM and horseradish. While mixing, gradually add the crabmeat. Divide the mixture into two balls. Refrigerate the balls for at least one hour.
  3. On a piece of waxed paper, mix the parsley and Old Bay Seasoning TM. Remove the crab balls from the refrigerator and roll them on the wax paper until they are completely coated.
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  1. 16 Ratings


I was very disappointed in this recipe. Ipayed 24 dollors for a pound of crab meat and we really couldn't eat it because it was way to salty...I think the bay seasoning was the culpret....anyway...

The amount of seasoning has been changed! It has been decreased to 1/2 teaspoon. Increase the amount to taste. Happy Cooking!

This was the best appetizer. It made two good size balls. The crab was not hidden by a lot of filler like most crab appetizers I had. I made it for a family gathering and they were falling al...


I found this recipe to be a very mellow blend of flavors, but seemed to lack something. I added two tablespoons of sweet pickle relish which gave the crab taste a little more zing.I served with ...

I love this recipe, I've been making it to rave reviews for 4 years!!!

YOu could use half shrimp with this recipe. After I had mixed it, I increased the horseradish a little and added the juice of half a lemon. Very, very nice.

I make this ALL the time...In fact I'm taking it tonight to a bridal shower...I pair it with flips crackers, it's a great combo :)

Makes a good amount. Made