Monday, April 15, 2013

Crab Dip

Growing up there were special occasions in which we would get "Fun Food!" Super Bowls, New Years, dinner parties, my mom would go out and buy certain foods to celebrate. We always got really excited because we only got it a couple of times a year. I remember getting rye bread and dill dip, little smokies, 6 layer taco dip, and crab dip!! Mom would buy the crab dip from the store and also some of the imitation crab for us to dip in cocktail sauce! We always got super excited about food like this.

Moving out to California I can't find the crab dip that our grocery store would make and sell in their deli, so I decided to just make my own! It's so yummy, and a nice snack to have around or an easy party dip! So here is my recipe.

1 heaping cup of imitation crab chopped
8oz softened cream cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise 
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 TBL finely chopped onion
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder

All you have to do if mix the cream cheese and mayonnaise first until combined. Add in the garlic and onion powder and mix. Last add the onion, celery, and crab. Let it chill over night in the fridge.

And you are done! I like to just use Club Crackers with mine, but Rye Chips would be yummy too. There are so many different crackers that just taste so good with this. And what's great, since it uses imitation crab, this dip doesn't taste very much like seafood, so even my seafood hating husband could eat it!

Hope you enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. He lives in California and hates seafood? Oh man, that is tragic. Seriously though, I hated seafood until sometime in my 20's when someone I dated introduced me to some amazing fresh seafood. I learned to eat my weight in crab legs at the Mongolian BBQ place off of Olive in STL. And just a month or two ago, I found myself actually trying raw salmon at a sushi place. It was actually really good, and I couldn't believe I didn't die over the texture and the whole raw thing it had going on. So maybe you can convert him? ;)

    We can get canned crab here that isn't too expensive but is quite good, and it makes yummy crab cakes. I am totally going to try the dip recipe though. It sounds super yum. Thanks for posting it. I've never tried that kind of dip outside of store-bought stuff, so it will be fun to make.