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Patout's Hot Crab Dip

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Category: United States, Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Butter (1/4 lb)
  • 1 Small bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 pt Heavy cream,
  • 1/2 c Parsley, chopped
  • 1 ts Dried thyme
  • 2 ts Ground black pepper
  • 5-6 shots Tabasco sauce
  • 2 Medium yellow onions, choppe
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 c Green onions, chopped
  • 1 ts Dried basil
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Ground white pepper
  • 1 lb Fresh white crab meat


Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the
onions, bell pepper, and garlic and saute for 10-15 minutes,
until wilted. Stir in the cream and bring to a simmer. Stir
in the cream and bring to a simmer. Stir in the green onions,
parsley, herbs, and seasonings and continue to simmer until
the cream has reduced by about a quarter and the sauce is thick.
Stir in the crab meat, return to a simmer, and let cook 2-3 minutes
more. Pour into a chafing dish and serve as an hors d'oeuvre or
as part of a buffet with crackers or Melba toast. Alex Patout writes,
"I especially like it with garlic Melba toast."
Makes about 1 quart.

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