Crab A Choux

Crab A Choux 1200 750 Round Pond Estate

These delicious easy crispy crab puffs come to us courtesy of Napa Valley Chef Marvin Martin.  Chef says: “This is one of my favorites to serve at home or take to a holiday party. These puffs pair with any wine you like from Champagne to a big red wine because of the cheese and richness of the crab.”

 

Ingredients
1 cup water
6 Tbsp butter, cubed
¼ tsp kosher salt
½ tsp Cayenne pepper
1 cup flour
4 whole eggs
¾ cup grated Pecorino cheese
1 tsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp chopped chives
¾ cup cleaned crab meat

Bring water, butter, Cayenne and salt to a boil in a saucepan.  Add all the flour at once, stirring quickly until mixture pulls away from sides and bottom of the pan and forms a ball. Move the mixture to the bowl of an electric mixer and let it cool slightly before adding eggs one at a time.  Add the cheese, zest, chives, and crab meat, mixing on low speed until well incorporated.  Allow dough to cool completely.

Using a small cookie scoop or spoon to scoop, fry small balls of the dough in vegetable oil, rice bran, or corn oil at 325F until golden brown.  Drain on paper towels and season with kosher salt.  Enjoy!

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