Corn & Alaskan Crab Fritters With Verde Avocado Salsa

by Nikolai Nikitenko July 14, 2016

Corn & Alaskan Crab Fritters With Verde Avocado Salsa

Simple, tasty, classic: Global Seafoods' crab fritters recipe

Fritters are one of those irresistible comfort foods with a unique history and even more unique flavor—and it all depends on the chef which direction your fritters will go! Whether made with a sweet flavor profile or savory one—like our corn and crab fritters—there is no mistaking a crispy, tender fritter for anything else. Even though all fritters follow a simple, basic recipe, the extra things you add as you go along are what really make them shine. In this case, we've included chunks of sumptuous crab meat from the highly coveted red king crab legs. You can also use southern king crab legs, snow crab, or any other type of crab legs or claws. Leftover crab from last night's dinner is an excellent choice, and we sell broken legs and claws at a discount which are perfect for this kind of meal.

So simple, yet so divine

Corn and crab fritters are crispy on the outside and moist, steamy, and tender on the inside. That's a winning combination! These crab fritters are no more difficult to make than any other type of fritter, but there is no denying that the addition of the king crab to the mix adds a level of flavor that your taste buds will appreciate. The rich and buttery flavor of king crab is a welcome upgrade to a classic dish, so get ready to love these crab fritters. Starting with a basic fritter batter of fine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt, our recipe for crab fritters goes a whole new direction with crab meat and corn. Some cayenne pepper and finely diced red peppers add a kick and help bring out that rich crab taste. Eat them alone, fresh from the pan, or pair them with an assortment of exciting dips. No matter how you choose to eat them, they'll soon become a favorite snack.

Expand your menu

Looking for a unique item to add to your king crab menu? Our crab fritters are always a hit and they're so simple to make. It's easy to bake king crab legs, and you can turn any leftover crab into these delicious crab fritters in just a few minutes, using things you probably already have in your kitchen. Adjusting the level of spice is easy, too.

INGREDIENTS

Fritters

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup finely diced onion

1/3 cup finely diced red pepper

2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic

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1/2 cup fine cornmeal

1/2 cup flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt*

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1/2 pound Alaska Snow Crab Meat

1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels

3 green onions, thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS

Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onion and red pepper until just tender. Stir in garlic and remove from heat. Let cool.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, and cayenne pepper. In another large bowl, whisk together egg and milk.

When sautéed vegetables are cool, add them to egg mixture. Add the reserved cornmeal mixture and mix lightly. Fold in surimi, corn, and green onions. Do not over-mix; fold in just until evenly distributed. Hold refrigerate for service.

Heat a fryer to 360 degrees F. In batches, drop batter by #40 scoop into the hot oil; do not crowd fryer. Cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 3 minutes, turning as needed. Drain well. Serve immediately with Verde Avocado Salsa.

* Depending on saltiness of the surimi or snow crab, adjust seasoning accordingly.

Verde Avocado Salsa

Makes 2 cups

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1/2 cup canned crushed tomatillos

1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic

1 teaspoon kosher salt

3/4 cup chopped cilantro

4 green onions, thinly sliced

1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley

2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapeño

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 ripe avocado, diced

Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until pureed. Finished texture of sauce should resemble pesto. Hold refrigerated for service.

Where to buy king crab legs

When you're ready to start cooking Alaskan king crab, buy crab claws online from Global Seafoods. We have California king crab, Alaskan, southern, red, blue, and golden. If you're lucky enough to find live king crab for sale near you, be sure to buy enough to make a batch of fritters the next day. If you're not near a crabbing community, you can still enjoy these fritters any time you like. Global Seafoods offers many types of crab, flash frozen and delivered to you! The Alaskan king crab market price can fluctuate, but we promise we always have the highest quality crab for the best price.




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