Clarence’s Crab Dip

Clarence’s Crab Dip

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 30 mins
  • Servings: 6-8
  • About This Recipe

    “I adopted this recipe and haven’t tried it yet but will and make and add any changes needed.Thanks to Nick’s Mom, who helped revise this recipe, I’ve made a few changes.”


  • 16ouncessour cream
  • 2teaspoonshorseradish
  • 16ouncesPhiladelphia Cream Cheese
  • 1 -2tablespoonchopped chives
  • 2smallonions, chopped fine
  • 8ounceslouis rich crab( for a heartier or chunkier dip add an additional 8 oz crab meat)
  • 3teaspoonsfresh garlic, minced
  • 2teaspoonslemon & herb seasoning
  • 2teaspoonswhite pepper
  • 1teaspoonred pepper
  • Directions

  • Chop onions in blender or processor.
  • Be careful of adding liquid to the dip and making it runny.
  • Chop crab into small (but identifiable) pieces.
  • Combine the cream cheese and sour cream in blender/processor.
  • Add the spices and blend well.
  • Add onions and crab and mix well. (Mix by hand to avoid chopping the crab into smaller pieces).
  • Store in refrigerator for several hours.
  • If dip is too runny, add some dehydrated onions to absorb the excess liquid.
  • Serve on crackers, chips or vegetables.
  • Reviews

  • “Very good, very good. I made it for the super bowel 2010. I had a little problem with the recipe but that may be just me. Step five is unclear to me. I hope the chef changes it a bit. I did not know weather the recipe called for real garlic.Garlic powder or maybe even garlic salt. I used real garlic. I served it with chips and it was popular.”

  • “Excellent dip.I cut the recipe in half but used a 6 ounce can of crab meat which I folded into the mixture at the end.I served it with sesame crackers.Delish!Made for 1-2-3 Tag.”

  • “wow i loved this,i got canned crab meat on sale and it was wonderful in this”

  • “This is really good! I made the dip the evening before I planned on serving it, and the flavors blended together nicely. I chopped everything by hand and used my hand mixer to blend the cream cheese, sour cream and spices. I used lemon pepper seasoning vs the lemon herb called for, so I only added 1 tsp of white pepper. I also added 1/2 tsp Emeril’s Hot Sauce. Served with white corn tortilla chips. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing, Nick’s Mom”