Recipe by Jeff Puchalski
"This is my mom's famous Crab Dip that is easy to prepare and always a hit at every party!! My favorite way is to serve with your favorite dip cracker. Enjoy!!"
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1 (10.75 ounce) can
condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese, cubed
1 (.25 ounce) envelope
finely chopped onion
imitation crabmeat, coarsely chopped
I've actually been using a version of this recipe for a few years now for Halloween. It can also be made without the crab (I have a few friends who are allergic) and is just as good. I found it's delish served with slices of multigrain baguette. I tried this version and found it to be a bit bland. The version I usually make calls for green onion instead of regular, has no celery, uses real crab meat (the cheap canned stuff is fine), has a tablespoon of lemon juice and Old Bay seasoning and/or hot sauce to taste. I also found that using Campbell’s cream of mushroom with garlic is a phenomenal addition. Trust me it's to die for! Probably best for special occasions only though with all the fat/calories. For Halloween I usually add a few drops of red food coloring for a pinkish hue and put it in a brain mold.
This is a little on the bland side, but good. It appeared to be more of a spread than a dip. The second time I made it I zipped it up with 1T horseradish, 1t lemon juice, 1/2t Tobasco and added 1t celery seed. Also substituted onion for 1/2 cup green onion and 1/2 cup sweet pickles finely minced.I'll keep this recipe as a basic, because its pretty good.
This is the closest recipe I found on this site to match one I got from my friends mom. The DIFFERENCE IS I used canned crab and chopped shrimp! Also chopped green onion. The gelitin gives it a great texture and the only problem is it is so full of fat but you can't help eating lots of it! YUM!
I have made this recipe many times in the past, but lost the recipe. I'm so glad I found it here. It has always been a hit. Because it has gelatin, it can be poured into a mold and refrigerated. I have an old Tuperware mold and have never had any problems getting it to release. I serve it on a bed of curly lettuce and decorate with grape tomatoes or radish roses. Makes a beautiful presentation.
Very easy to make. Received many compliments. I will definately make this again. I used a round jell-o mold and it made a lovely display.
This is a great crab dip. It could almost be called a crab spread as it's firmer than a dip, but that's partly why it's so good and impressive! I put it in a ring mold and it came out perfect! I did put some cooking spray oil in the mold which helped unmold it.
Some olives, or celery in the center and crackers around the edge and everyone ooo'd and ahh'd! Then gobbled it all up. Be sure to use little spread knives to put it on the crackers.
I did add a little real canned crab to the imitation and it gave it a stronger crab flavor without increasing the cost too much.
I am for sure going to make it again.
I have been making this recipe for over 10 years!! its my great aunt recipe!! It goes fast people!! Makes a great sandwich with mixed green lettuce and croissant.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Trudy's Super Deluxe Crab Dip
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 408
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