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Baked Crab Dip

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"Original Recipe from NYT Cooking with my twist"

Serves 4-6 | Prep Time 15 mins | Cook Time 25 mins

Why I Love This Recipe

Great Game Day Group Snack

Ingredients You'll Need

Unsalted butter, for greasing the baking dish
8 ounces fresh lump or jumbo lump crab meat
4 ounces cream cheese, softened (I actually subbed this with Trader Joe's Caramelized Onion Dip and it worked perfectly)
½ cup grated Parmesan
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
½ teaspoon fresh lemon zest plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 scallion, trimmed and minced, plus more for serving
¾ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning, plus more for serving
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ cup crushed Ritz crackers (from about 7 crackers), plus more whole crackers for serving
Sliced English cucumbers and other crackers, for serving


Heat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a shallow, 2-cup capacity baking dish or ovenproof skillet with butter

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the crab meat, cream cheese, 1/4 cup cheese, mayonnaise, lemon zest and juice, scallion, Old Bay and salt; mix with a fork until thoroughly combined. Scrape the mixture into the prepared baking dish and smooth into an even layer

In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup cheese and the crushed Ritz crackers; sprinkle the mixture evenly over the dip

Bake for about 25 minutes, or until bubbling and golden brown on top. Dust lightly with Old Bay, sprinkle with a few minced scallions, and serve hot with sliced cucumbers and crackers


Pairs Well With

beer and sports

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