What You'll Need:
1 (8-1/2-ounce) package corn muffin mix
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup milk
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 (10-ounce) container lump crab meat, drained well
2 cups vegetable oil
What To Do:
In a large bowl, combine corn muffin mix, bread crumbs, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, butter, egg, milk, scallions, salt and cayenne pepper; mix well. Gently stir in crab meat until combined. Form mixture into 1-1/2-inch balls.
In a deep skillet or soup pot over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot. Add several crab balls to oil, making sure not to overcrowd. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Place on paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat with remaining crab balls. Serve warm.