Planning to have a movie night with your friends over some Philadelphia cream cheese crab dip and chips? Sounds like a great night to spend. The crab dip is perfect to serve with anything snacky, such as tortilla chips or even something heavier like bread.
But, whatever you plan to have the crab dip with, make sure you know how to make Philadelphia cream cheese crab dip first. Don’t worry as you don’t have to show off special cooking skills, though. The crab dip can be made easily—even it doesn’t need you to spare much time making it. Spare 30 minutes and you’ll finish the crab dip!
Philadelphia Cream Cheese Crab Dip
- 8 ounces cream cheese. Make it softened before use. Philadelphia cream cheese is way preferable. But if you cannot find one simply go with what’s available.
- 8 ounces lump crab. You can also go with fresh crab or canned lump crab. Keep in mind that fresh crab will cost you more.
- 0.5 cup mayonnaise. Homemade or store-bought—it’s up to you!
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tbsp onion flakes minced and dried. You can use 1 fresh onion too.
- 1 tbsp hot sauce sriracha or tobacco
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 loaf French bread optional
- 1 tsp bay seasoning
Prepare your oven and preheat it to 350oF.
Prepare a big mixing bowl and put all mentioned ingredients (except the crab and French bread, of course). Use a mixed to beat the ingredients until all are well-combined.
Onto the cream cheese mixture, proceed with adding the lump crab meat. Using a big wooden spoon, stir the dip with the meat gently. This is done so you don’t break the texture of the meat. Using mixer is also not recommended.
If you are making this dip to be consumed directly, prepare your bread by making a ‘loaf bowl’. Simply cut the piece, leaving around 0.5-inch thickness from the bottom. Keep the cut-out bread for later use and wrap it using a foil.
Now, fill the dip into the loaf. Bake for around 15-20 minutes, typically until the dip is bubbly and the cheese starts to melt. You can also opt to broil it to make the cheese crusts. However, make sure to watch it closely as your cheese may burn.
Put the remaining cut-out bread on top of the bread loaf for 10 minutes before the oven time runs out.
Remove bread from the oven. Slice the bread to serve it. Don’t forget to prepare the knife so that people can cut away the bread as well.
So, that’s the recipe of Philly crab dip. Sounds great? Why don’t you give this Philadelphia cream cheese crab dip recipe a try?