1/2 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter 6 drops Tabasco 1/2 cup flour 2 eggs
1 teaspoon chopped chives 1 cup crab meat oil for frying 1
recipe tartar sauce, or sauce verte
In a medium saucepan, mix together
1/2 cup water, salt, butter and Tabasco. Bring to a rolling boil and add flour
all, at once. Remove pan from heat and stir until a thick smooth paste forms.
Beat eggs in one at a time until paste is smooth and shiny. Add and mix
chives and crabmeat. Cool about 15 minutes. Heat deep fryer to
375degrees. Gently drop mixture by teaspoons into hot oil. Turn occasionally
until golden brown - about 3 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and keep
warm in a 200 degree oven until all are fried. These may be served at once
or frozen. To reheat, bake uncovered in 350 F oven for about 7 minutes.
Serve with toothpicks and a sauce, tartar sauce, or sauce verte.