It's no big secret that New England has good seafood. I mean really, think of all the little shack-like dives that line the coast. The weathered wooden huts where the lines are stretched and the bellies are full. In New England, you can get it fried, boiled, buttered or baked, and whatever you order, you're going to be pleased.
But don't despair if you're one of my readers from Kansas. I know what you're thinking. Well, sorry honey but I'm nowhere near the ocean. I can't get good seafood. Fear not, Tammy-Sue, I've found a solution!
Cheesy Crab Dip
11 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 small onion, finely chopped
5 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 (6 ounce) cans crabmeat, drained and flaked
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Old Bay Seasoning to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, onion, mayonnaise, crabmeat, garlic powder, old bay, salt and pepper. Spread mixture into a 1 quart baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven.
2. Remove baked crab dip from the oven, and stir well. Top with shredded cheese and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Serve hot with crackers, chips or cubed bread.