Joe Patti's Hot Crab Dip

Appetizers

Recipe courtesy of Good Catch Recipes and Stories

Serves 8 to 10

Ingredients: 
  • 1 lb blue crab meat
  • 1 lb cream cheese, softened
  • 1 bunch green onions, green and white parts finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 splashes hot sauce
  • 1/2 up almonds, sliced, lightly toasted
  • crackers, pita chips or toast ponts for serving

Joe Patti's Hot Crab Dip

Joe Patti's Hot Crab Dip

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Method: 

Heat oven to 350˚F.

Blend crab, cream cheese, green onions, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce in the bowl of elctric mixer. Scrape down sides of bowl and stir in hot sauce.

Spray a 1 quart glass baking dish with nonstick spray. Spoon crab mixture into dish and spread almonds over the top. Bake until edges are bubbly, 20 to 30 minutes.

Serve with crackers, pita chips and toast points.

Note: You can make this dip with refrigerated carbmeat, but it is really best with fresh. In the market colossal lump or jumbo lump is the highest grade. Lump crabmeat consists of broken umbo and large chunkc of body meat. Back-fin grde is made up of smaller broken chunks of lump meat mixed in with flakes of white body meat. Use a mixture of all grades of medium and lowest grade to save money.

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