This was served to diners at Captain's Seafood, Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina. Serve with stone-ground wheat crackers or other mild (not flavored) cracker.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix mayonnaise, crabmeat, Cheddar cheese, French salad dressing, lemon juice, and horseradish together in a bowl; refrigerate until the flavors blend, at least 4 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

288 calories; protein 6.2g 12% DV; carbohydrates 2.8g 1% DV; fat 28.6g 44% DV; cholesterol 32.6mg 11% DV; sodium 332.9mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2012
Simply the best crab dip ever! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2018
My husband's Aunt and Uncle owned the Sea Captain's restaurant in Murrell's Inlet. This was the recipe they made expect they used much less mayo. This only needs 1/2 the amount (or less) mayo than this calls for in the recipe. The crab is meant to be tasted! Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2012
Simply the best crab dip ever! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2012
Very good crab dip. I made it as indicated but cut down on the amounts of everything but the crab. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2013
This was an interesting dip. I liked the flavor but the color looks very similar to pimiento cheese. Be sure to let your guests know that it is not! My crackers had a very slight sweet taste and I liked the combination. I'm giving 4 stars because the delicate crab flavor nearly got lost. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2018
My husband's Aunt and Uncle owned the Sea Captain's restaurant in Murrell's Inlet. This was the recipe they made expect they used much less mayo. This only needs 1/2 the amount (or less) mayo than this calls for in the recipe. The crab is meant to be tasted! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2018
This was a nice addition to our cheese and crackers snack board during the holidays. I used a much lighter hand with the mayo adding only 1/3 cup and a slightly heavier hand with the crab and horseradish. The horseradish gives it a nice zing! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2014
Added 2x the crab meat and it was still waaayyy too much mayo. I'd cut it down to maybe a 1/2 cup tops. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2016
I only added 1/2 cup of mayo otherwise it would have been mayonnaise soup. It was just okay. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2016
The recipe as shown is incorrect. It's NOT 1 1/4 cups mayo it's 1/4 cup mayo. Huge difference. It's no wonder it came out like soup for those who used 1 1/2 cups of mayo. I use miracle whip for just about everything that mayo calls for. Gives dishes a bit of zip. Next time I think I'll add some pimento! There's 2 pictures shown. One is chunky the other one is like soup... Read More