Combine crabmeat and next 10 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well. Stir in dry breadcrumbs until crabmeat mixture holds shape when formed into a ball. Shape crabmeat mixture into balls using about 1 tablespoon of mixture per ball, and coat each ball evenly with cracker meal.
Pour oil to depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°. Fry crabmeat balls, a few at a time, 2 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels.