Quick and easy appetizer! Similar to a Southern hush puppies but made with delicious real crab meat! This is really good served with a hot cheese dip or with tarter and cocktail sauce. My husband will stand by waiting for them to finish cooking to eat them right away.
Mix self-rising flour, cornmeal, garlic salt, pepper, corn, crabmeat, onion, and eggs together in a bowl; let sit for 10 minutes.
Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
Drop 6 to 8 tablespoon-sized balls of batter into the hot oil; fry until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove hush puppies with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining batter.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.