Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I Am All About the Easy

And it is realllllllly easy when you ask your 17 year old to make the most AWESOME hot crab dip ever!

Yes, another recipe - but, you see, we have a tendency to eat a lot when we are all home together. I have been craving crab and since it isn't quite the season for crab I tried looking up recipes for a hot crab dip. I never found one that I really had all the ingredients for looked good so I tasked the Squirrel to creating one. O.M.Goodness - this is good. Understatement of 2009.

Squirrel's Hot Crab Dip
2 cans crab, drained
2 bars of cream cheese, softened
1 bunch of scallions, chopped and divided
A couple of heaping tsp. size dollops of sour cream
2 tablspoons of Old Bay Seasoning [or more to taste]
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
A handful of grated parmesan cheese
1. Mix all the ingredients together except 1/4 cup of the scallions and the cheese. Squirrel used our stand mixer, but you could use a handmixer or just whip it up with a whisk.
2. Pour into a greased baking dish [8x8? 9x9? Pick what fits]
3. Sprinkle the top with remaining scallions and parmesan cheese
4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven, covered, for 20 minutes. Remove cover and bake an additional 15 minutes until browned and bubbly.
An awesome way to serve this is in a bread bowl. Take a loaf of unsliced bread [sourdough, rye] cut off one inch on the top, scoop out the insides and cut into bite size pieces. Pour hot crab dip into bread bowl. [If you do this save the extra scallions for after cooking to garnish.] So good.
We ate it with thin slices of crunchy french bread.
I love that my kids can cook. :) And spoil me.


life in the mom lane said...

That sounds really yummy & easy!!!!
I am stealing the recipe :D

Jeannie said...

Crab makes me want to puke but the rest of it sounds awesome!

OmaLindasOldeBaggsandStuftShirts said...

Thanks for the recipe. We always have appetizers for dinner and evening on New Year's Eve. This will be a really good new addition.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I wonder if the fake seafood stuff would work. I love shellfish and so does my gouty husband. He can't have it and I wouldn't eat it in front of him, I am nice like that.