Sunday, December 18, 2011

Hot crab dip that will leave your guests screaming for more

We'll serve this dish tonight -- another popular one at our leadership Christmas party and many other functions. Being that I'm from Baltimore, I love seafood and anything that contains crabmeat.  Old Bay Seasoning makes it into many things we eat in our house all year round.  I use it to season everything from my chicken salad (yes, that's the extra "yum" ingredient that everyone wonders about that gives the chicken salad it's extra special flavor), to soups to many other things. If you take this to a party be prepared for people to ask you for the recipe!

Hot Crab Dip

2 cans crab meat (I always use white, not claw.  And, I use fresh crab meat if it's available.  If it's fresh I use 1 cup.)
2 packages of cream cheese softened to room temperature
1 cup sour cream
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ tsp onion salt
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp Old Bay Seasoning and extra to sprinkle on top

Mix cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, onion salt, dry mustard, and Worcestershire sauce.  Add crab meat and mix.  Spray small casserole dish with cooking spray.  Place mixture in casserole dish and sprinkle lightly with Old Bay.  Cover with lid or foil.  Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.  Serve with crackers or corn chips.  My favorite thing to eat with this dip are Fritos "Scoops."  Out of this world!    

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