Hot Crab and Corn Dip

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Pre-Notes

    As of the time of writing this, I was able to purchase frozen fire-roasted corn at Whole Foods.

Ingredients

  1. 2 T unsalted butter, at room temperature, divided
  2. 1 small shallot, chopped
  3. 2 c frozen fire-roasted corn, thawed
  4. 2 T sherry or dry white wine
  5. salt to taste
  6. pepper to taste
  7. 8 oz lump crabmeat, picked through
  8. 1 1/2 c pepper jack cheese, grated (about 6 oz)
  9. 3/4 c sour cream
  10. 1 c crushed butter crackers (such as Ritz; about 20 crackers), divided
  11. 1/4 c sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (can use Parmesan cheese) (1 oz)
  12. 2 T finely chopped chives or green onions
  13. 1 t Old Bay Seasoning
  14. Ritz Crackers or other crackers for serving (can also be served with sliced baguette)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Melt 1 T butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the shallot and cook until softened, about 1 minute.
  4. Add the corn; cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the sherry and cook, stirring, until evaporated, about 2 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Transfer the corn mixture to a large bowl and add the crabmeat.
  8. Stir in the pepper jack cheese, sour cream and 1/2 c crushed crackers (about 10).
  9. Transfer to a 1 quart baking dish.
  10. Combine the remaining 1/2 c crushed crackers (about 10) with the Cheddar or Parmesan cheese, chives or green onions and Old Bay in a medium bowl.
  11. Work the remaining 1 T butter into the crumb mixture with your fingers until combined.
  12. Sprinke the crumb topping over the crab mixture.
  13. Bake until golden brown and heated through, about 20 minutes.

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Hot Crab and Corn Dip - Picture of Recipe
Serves: 6-8
Course: Appetizer
Type of Food: Dip,Seafood
Key Ingredient: Crab,Cheese,Sherry,Wine
Difficulty: 2 - Medium
Make Ahead: Yes
Prep Method: Stovetop,Oven Bake
Themes/Holidays: Christmas Day,Beach Party

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