Pappadeaux's is famous for many delicious dishes, the crab & spinach dip being one of the most popular. Here's my version of that amazing dip. Shrimp or Crawfish can be added or substituted for the crabmeat.
Microwave onions and garlic in microwave safe bowl with just a little water for about 3 minutes or until onions are translucent.
Completely drain the liquid and set aside.
2Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.
Add crabmeat and sauté about 3 minutes being careful not to break up crabmeat.
Scoop out crab meat and add to onions. Leave the liquid in the skillet.
3Reduce heat to low and stir flour into the crab/butter liquid until well blended.
4Add Monterey Jack cheese and cream cheese; stir until cheeses are completely melted.
5Increase heat to medium and add Half & Half, salt, pepper & cayenne, stirring continuously until mixture begins to boil.
Remove from heat immediately.
6Fold in onions and crab meat, being careful not to break up crabmeat.
7Pour into 6 individual buttered Ramekins or into a buttered 9 x 9 shallow casserole dish.
8Sprinkle top with green onions, then top with shredded cheese.
If serving as a dip, make the garlic bread now.
9Put the bread slices on a baking sheet lined with foil.
Combine melted butter and granulated garlic then liberally brush on one side of the baguette slices. Sprinkle lightly with parsley and grated parmesan cheese.
10Put dip in the oven on lower rack and garlic bread on the top rack. Bake for 10 minutes until cheese is melted and dip is hot and bubbly, and garlic bread is toasted.