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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Julie's Crab Dip

When we were in college (many, many years back) I use to be able to buy 2 lb. of imitation crab for .99 cents (as you can tell, it was a LONG time ago). It was the cheapest meat around so I became creative and I used it in many different recipes. One of those recipes became of family favorite for my kids (as well as myself) and we have continued to make it over the years, especially around the holidays. This Crab Dip is easy to whip up and tastes wonderful on Club Crackers--really any cracker, but I like the Club or Ritz crackers the best. We haven't had too many New Year's Eve parties without my homemade Crab Dip...the holidays just wouldn't be the same without it.

Julie's Crab Dip
2 c. imitation Crab meat, shredded (it pulls apart very easily)
1/3-1/2 c. mayonnaise (the REAL stuff, not salad dressing)
3/4-1 c. grated cheese (use whatever kind you like, I prefer the Monterey Jack, but it tastes really good
with Colby Jack or Cheddar Cheese as well)
Season Salt
Pepper

In a mixing bowl, stir crab and mayonnaise together until well mixed. Add grated cheese and stir until all ingredients are combined. Season to taste (add a small amount of season salt at a time, remember, you can always add more but you can't take any back if you get too much).
Serve with your favorite crackers. Refrigerate any leftovers.

*Imitation crab can be fairly salty, so you may not want to get carried away with the seasoning, taste as you go along.

Enjoy this amazing seafood dip at your next holiday gathering.

Happy Cooking~
Julie

1 comment:

  1. This dip looks perfect for the holidays...I love anything with crab in it! p.s. Dayna - I am SO jealous of what you are having for dinner tonight...french toast bites?! YUM!!

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