How to Make Delicious Crab Balls!

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Make your own delicious crab balls with our superior ingredients!

At Lotte Plaza Market, we love giving you fun new recipes to try! This week, we’re sharing a great recipe for an all-time favorite: crab balls.

The good news is, it’s pretty simple to make crab balls. So long as you have the right ingredients and the proper timing, they can be yours in no time flat.

Ingredients for Our Crab Balls

1 pound fresh crabmeat, picked
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 large garlic clove, pressed
1 large egg
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
2 green onions, minced
1/4 cup sesame seeds
Vegetable oil
Daikon radish, cut into thin strips
Enoki mushrooms
Radish sprouts
Savory Broth
Toasted nori strips
You can, of course, play with the amount of the various ingredients, but don’t steer too far away!

Preparation of Our Crab Balls

To get started, prepare the first five ingredients in a food processor for two minutes or until very smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides. Transfer the resulting crab paste to a bowl, and stir in green onions. Cover and chill for one hour.

Form the paste into 1/2-inch balls, squeezing tightly; roll balls in sesame seeds. Place on a wax paper-covered plate in the refrigerator until ready to fry.

Heat vegetable oil to 375° and heat oven to 200°. Fry crab balls, in batches (making sure oil doesn’t fall below 350°), for 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels, and place in oven while frying the other balls.

Place a small mound of daikon radish, enoki mushrooms, and radish sprouts on one side of 6 small, warmed bowls. Arrange 3 or 4 balls in a pyramid in the bowls. Carefully ladle 2 tablespoons Savory Broth around the balls; top with nori. Serve immediately.

Get Everything You Need For Delicious Crab Balls at Lotte Plaza

Lotte Plaza Market is your one-stop shop for all of your Asian groceries. With more than 10 locations in Maryland and Virginia, this growing market is always expanding and opening new markets to better serve our customers. Opened since 1976, our goal has always been to provide the best customer service and groceries to our customers. For answers to all of your questions, email us at

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