I had to get special permission from my family members to share this recipe with all of you. We have been eating this crab dip for years at all our family celebrations. My sister Jamie used this recipe at a party she and our sister Shannon catered once. Shannon taste tested the recipe since Jamie does not eat seafood and confirmed its deliciousness. We have been indulging in it at family get togethers ever since. Now you can too!
I cheated when I made this version of the dip by using my food processor. The recipe calls for you to make it by hand but if you have a food processor you can cheat too!
6 oz/1 can of crab meat
8 oz/1 package of cream cheese left at room temperature and softened
3 tbsp French dressing
2 tbsp ketchup
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp of finely chopped onion (I used shallots this time)
Drain crab meat and remove any pieces of cartilage. Cut into bite-sized pieces. Mix cream cheese with mayonnaise. Stir in ketchup, French dressing, onion and mix well. Add crab meat and chill for several hours before serving.
I served the dip with tall garlic breadsticks and 12 grain Melba toasts, delicious! A beautiful seafood treat for any party, any time of the year.