Crab Croquettes with Caramelized Onion Dip

Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 25 Min
Servings 24
Difficulty Moderate

Ingredients

  • CROQUETTES
  • 1/3 cup condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked crabmeat
  • 1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsps. minced onion
  • 1/4 tsp. dry thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. dry tarragon
  • 1/2 cup nstant Mashed Potato Flakes
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/4 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • CARAMELIZED ONION DIP
  • 2 large sweet onions (such as Vidalia)
  • 2 tsps. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. dill weed
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • Salt

Directions

  • Step 1

    COMBINE cream of celery soup, crabmeat, bread crumbs, onion, thyme and tarragon in medium bowl; mix well. Form into 24 balls, or croquettes. Place balls on a waxed paper covered baking sheet; refrigerate for at least one hour.

  • Step 2

    COMBINE potato flakes, flour, Parmesan cheese and pepper in gallon-sized resealable food storage bag. Seal and shake to combine well.

  • Step 3

    HEAT oven to 200°F. Heat shortening in large skillet over medium-high heat. Place milk in a small bowl. Remove croquettes from refrigerator; dip each into milk. Carefully place in bag to coat with potato flake mixture. Place croquette on a clean baking sheet; repeat with remaining croquettes. Brown in batches in hot shortening on all sides; remove finished croquettes to an ovenproof plate. Keep warm in oven. Do not discard pan drippings.

  • Step 5

    ADD chopped onions to pan drippings; reduce heat to medium. Sprinkle with brown sugar; cook about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are dark brown and soft. Transfer onions to a small saucepan over low heat.

  • Step 6

    ADD sour cream, dill weed, garlic powder and dry mustard. Stir until well mixed and warmed through (do not simmer or boil). Add salt to taste. Place dip in small bowl to serve.

Serving size
(1 croquette w dip)

  • Calories 90
  • Calories from Fat50g
  • Total Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 100mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 7g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 3g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet