Founded in Houston, Texas, in 1991, Joe’s Crab Shack is quickly becoming everyone’s favorite seafood restaurant, with locations in more than 30 states. Joe’s serves up fun times and serious seafood, with more than 25 crab items on the menu in addition to fish, lobster, mussels, clams and shrimp. Part of Ignite Restaurant Group’s (Nasdaq: IRG) portfolio of restaurants,

It is one of the largest, most successful seafood restaurant chains in America. So if there’s not a Joe’s near you, then try these copycat recipes at home!




Great Balls of Fire

Joe's Crabshack Great Balls of Fire
Copycat Recipe


2 tablespoons butter
2 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 teaspoon season salt
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 cup cheese, shredded pepperjack
4 teaspoons onions, minced
4 teaspoons green peppers, minced
3 jalapenos, minced and seeded
6 ounces crab, canned
4 ounces shrimp, minced salad shrimp
2 eggs
1 tablespoon milk
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 cup oil

Mix the butter, cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise until blended. Add seasoned salt, paprika, and chili powder. Add cheese, onion, green pepper, and jalapenos. Add crab and shrimp; mix. Roll into 1/4 inch balls; refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Beat eggs and milk. Dip the balls into egg mixture; dredge in fine bread crumbs. Deep fry until golden in 1 cup hot oil.

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