Elaine's Hot Maryland Crab Dip

Fran Miller

By
@TchrLdy71

Elaine is my friend Kelly's mom and she makes a wonderful hot crab dip. Because her husband is big in politics in a small state, Elaine is on a first-name basis with many people whose names & faces you'd recognize, but she leaves the politics to her husband and is the center of her children's & grandchildren's lives. She is kind, gracious, shares recipes, and yes, she makes an AWESOME hot crab dip! (Shared with permission.) =^..^=


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Serves:

Many, depending on serving size

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

16 oz
(2 pkgs) cream cheese
1 c
sour cream
5 Tbsp
mayonnaise
2 Tbsp
lemon juice (or the juice of 1/2 lemon)
2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1 tsp
dry mustard
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 lb
canned crab meat
1/2 c
shredded white cheddar cheese
Sprinkle
of old bay seasoning or paprika

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Measure the cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, and garlic powder directly into a large mixing bowl.

Using a mixer, beat all ingredients together until well-blended.
2
In a separate bowl, pick through the crab meat, looking for and removing any shell pieces.
3
Add the crab to the mixing bowl, along with the shredded white cheddar cheese. Fold GENTLY to incorporate the crab & cheese with the other ingredients. (If you're using lump crab meat, you'll want to keep the lumps!)
4
Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. GENTLY pour the mixed ingredients into the baking dish.

Now, if you like Old Bay seasoning, sprinkle it over the top. (If you REALLY like Old Bay, you might even stir some in first.) If you're not an Old Bay fan, you can sprinkle on some paprika, if you want. Just for "pretty."
5
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes, until the dip is melted and bubbly.
6
Serve hot with savory crackers, flatbread pieces, or toasted bread points.
7
ESPECIALLY YUMMY OPTION: Maryland Crab Pretzel

Spoon crab dip over a large soft pretzel, then top with shredded cheese. Bake until cheese melts. Pull apart to eat. =^..^=

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #cheese, #pretzels