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Hot Crab Spread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours

Makes

6 cups

After my mother and sister described the hot crab sandwiches they had eaten at a San Francisco restaurant, I developed this recipe. It's become a family favorite, especially during vacations to the Oregon coast, where we can catch fresh crabs.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 8 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute onions in butter until tender. Add garlic, cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker; add mayonnaise. Stir in cheese. Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in crab; cover and cook 1 hour longer or until heated through. Serve spread warm with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 79 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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