Sunday, October 25, 2015

Southern Party recipes: Crab Dip

In the south we have a lot of hot dip recipes. Many of them not surprisingly are based on mayonnaise. This one is no exception.

I remember going to many a open house around Christmas time or New Years and enjoying this kind of dip. In Charleston there is an old famous recipe for what is called "Meeting Street Crab Dip" and it's very rich and delicious.

This recipe is is a little bit easier and less involved but definitely yummy and keep people coming back. If you are having a get together make this and a bottle of wine and you are set. It's all you'll want to put out or you will spoil people's appetite for dinner. Or make it as part of your game day graze. Either way your guests will love it.

Crab Dip

Makes: 10-12 servings


1 1/2 pounds cream cheese
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Old Bay
1 cup Sherry wine
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup fresh jumbo lump crabmeat
1 loaf baguette


Preheat oven to 350. Blend cream cheese in a food processor with all ingredients except the cheese, crabmeat and bread.  Fold in crabmeat by hand in a bowl. Pour into 6x10 aluminum pan and top with cheese and sprinkle with a little paprika. Bake for 20 minutes until it's golden brown and bubbling and then serve hot with sliced baguette. 


  1. Even, the recipe suggests how delicious it would have been. I also served similar dishes at my holiday party, it made my party more rocking and my guests loved it and really appreciate my efforts.

    1. Yep this sort of dip is delicious. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to hear more from you on posts in the future.