Crab-Stuffed Deep-Fried Shells Recipe

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Crab-Stuffed Deep-Fried Shells
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  1. Cook the pasta shells according to the package directions. Drain well, rinse under cold running water and drain again.
  2. Invert the shells onto paper towels to cool while preparing the filling.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk one of the eggs until just slightly foamy. Add the crabmeat, cheese, scallions, tomatoes, basil, thyme, salt and pepper; mix well.
  4. Use a spoon to stuff the shells with the crab mixture, dividing it evenly among them.
  5. In a small bowl, beat the remaining egg with the water. Place the bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Dip each shell into the egg mixture shaking off any excess, then roll in the bread crumbs.
  6. In a large, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, bring about 2 inches oil to 365 degrees.
  7. To help maintain the oil temperature, add the shells a few at a time without crowding. Cook about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain well on paper towels. Repeat until all the shells are fried. Serve warm.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 108.07 Kcal (452 kJ)
Calories from fat 58.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.52g 10%
Cholesterol 59.12mg 20%
Sodium 186.73mg 8%
Potassium 75.31mg 2%
Total Carbs 5.72g 2%
Sugars 0.64g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.66g 3%
Protein 6.87g 14%
Vitamin C 2.6mg 4%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 125mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 136.86 Kcal (573 kJ)
Calories from fat 74.35 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.26g 10%
Cholesterol 74.87mg 20%
Sodium 236.48mg 8%
Potassium 95.37mg 2%
Total Carbs 7.25g 2%
Sugars 0.81g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.84g 3%
Protein 8.69g 14%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 4%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 5%
Iron 1.4mg 6%
Calcium 158.3mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.6
  • 3

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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