Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hot Crab Dip....mmmmmm!

Spring is here and before you know it summer will roll around and the blue crabs will be in abundance (or so we hope) here in Maryland! One of my absolute all time favorite things to eat is hot crab dip. I can’t count how many recipes I have tried over the years for making crab dip, but I finally have my own version that I think is just about perfect! Here’s what you’ll need:

1lb lump crab meat (yes it’s expensive, but ya gotta splurge every now and then!!!)
8 oz cream cheese softened
8 oz sour cream
1 cup mayo
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp horseradish
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Several shakes of old bay (yes I said shakes….I don’t measure it out!)
1 lemon wedge or 1 tsp of prepared lemon juice
1 large loaf of French or Italian bread

Combine cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, horseradish and cheddar cheese in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl combine Worcestershire sauce, old bay and lemon juice and gently toss crab meat into the mixture. Fold crab meat mixture into the cream cheese mixture until blended evenly. Pour into a greased glass casserole dish and bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbly!
Serve with sliced French or Italian bread and ENJOY!

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Plantress said...

yum yum yum. I don't have a fav crab dip recipe and will try this. My favorite catered crab dip is from Watson's. It is always very good.

Christina Allen Page said...

Om nom nom.

Yummy and Company said...

when are u having a dinner party?!