Every once in a while ( seems like all the time actually) I find myself unwinding later in the evening with a brew, watching a movie, and getting a case of the munchies. So, we experimented with a few "crab dips" we could make up, and use either as an appetizer, or just sittin in front of the tube watchin TV with a cold one.
We started making this one last year, and everyone finds it pretty darned good. My neighbors had their family down from the Mid West last September, so I walked over with an aluminum pan of this, for them. The next day, the old man came over and told me this " thanks so much for that crab dip! Now don't tell Joyce, but after that dip, her dinner was ignored, everyone was talking about how they could get more of that dip!" Give it a try one night, lift a couple cold ones, and let me know what you think.
HOT CRAB DIP
1 Pound Crabmeat 2 Minced Scallions
1 Cup Mayonnaise 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 8-Ounce Package Cream Cheese 1/2Teaspoon Dill
1 Minced Medium Onion 1/4 Teaspoon Hot Pepper Sauce
1 teaspoon Old Bay
Grated Parmesian cheese
Soften the cream cheese by letting it sit out for about half an hour,and blend with a fork with the mayonnaise until all one consistency. Add all other ingredients except crabmeat and blend thoroughly. Use some elbow grease here folks, you really want it mixed well. Fold in the crab and transfer to an ovenproof serving dish. ( I find the throw away aluminum brownie pans perfect) Sprinkle a few shakes of good grated Parmesian on top. Bake in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees until bubbly and starting to turn light brown on top, about 30 minutes. Serve with your favorite crackers. Serves 6-8 as an appetizer.