1 Suzie the Foodie: Secret Family Crab Dip Recipe

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Secret Family Crab Dip Recipe

Crab Dip

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!

Crab Dip

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.

Halloween Feast!

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.


Jamie Ridler said...

This crab dip cracks me up. That I catered an event cracks me up. That Shannon had to taste test it cracks me up. That I make it all the time and never eat it cracks me up. But despite the laughter, one thing is for sure - this dip is always a big hit. If you like crab, you'll love it.

Suzie Ridler said...

It is quite funny isn't it Jamie?! Of all people, you found this recipe and have been sharing it with us all those years. And have never tasted it! It's so true, if you like crab this recipe will be a winner.

leel said...

i wanna know about the crap. like the title says. is it a typo or do you actually CALL it CRAP??!! either way, i love it. i think i might prefer it that way, even.

thanks for sharing, i might have to share this awesome crap dip with my family!

Suzie Ridler said...

I changed the title, just a typo. Need to hire my own proofreader! It's CRAB and definitely not crap.

leel said...

now i love it even more. i'm the QUEEN of typos and half edited pieces so i'm not throwing a stone. honestly! i'm so glad i got to see it before you changed it!! I'm glad you caught it but i will still, forever and ever, call it crap dip. i don't call it typolove for nothing :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love the presentation in the cauldron with the witchy spoon!

Tori said...

Sadly I don't eat seafood! If I ever need to make a crab dip I know where to find a good recipe at least. :)

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

This is the best crab dip, I totally love it. It's also the only time I ever buy French dressing! Once a year, hehe.