Preheat oil to 400°F in electric fryer or 350°F in propane fryer.
Remove any shell pieces from crab meat.
Lightly squeeze to drain excess moisture, transfer to dish, cover and chill until needed.
Combine breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and pepper; stir well with a whisk.
Add mayonnaise, egg, Worcestershire sauce and mustard; stir well. Gently stir in crab meat.
Shape mixture into 24 (1 inch) patties.
Fry in 2 batches for 2 minutes or until golden.
Remove from hot oil and drain on paper towels. Serve with cocktail sauce if desired.