Crab & avocado fritters

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 pounds Crabmeat
1 cup Diced green onions
¼ cup Dry breadcrumbs
1 medium Avocado, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
Corn Oil For Deep-Frying
All-Purpose Flour
Thinly slivered green onion(Optional)
2 Eggs
½ cup Hot chili salsa

Line baking sheet with parchment. Combine crab, 1 c green onions and avocado in large bowl. Mix eggs, salsa and salt; add to crab. Mix in breadcrumbs. Form mixture into 1½ inch balls. Place on prepared sheet. Cover with plastic and refrigerate 3 hours. (Can be prepared one day ahead and frozen. Do not thaw before cooking.) Preheat oven to lowest setting. Line another baking sheet with paper towels. Pour oil into large skillet to depth of 3 inches. Heat to 350 degrees. Dust fritters with flour. Carefully ad to oil in batches (do not crowd) and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side for refrigerated fritters and about 3 minutes per side for frozen. Drain on paper towels. Transfer to prepared sheet and keep warm in oven until all are cooked. Garnish with green onion slivers and serve immediately. From

Bon Appetit, Nov '86.

Makes 4 dozen

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