Fall is rolling in with cooler temperatures and weekly football parties. That makes this the perfect time of year to break out some delicious, creamy crab dip. An amazing combination of blue crab meat, cheese, and spices, crab dip is an extremely versatile dish. It works well as a buffet item, a snack tray addition, or an individual serving. But what sorts of things should you serve with crab dip to make it easier for your guests to devour its deliciousness? That depends on how you are going to serve it.
While this is a much more labor-intensive choice, serving crab dip as individual servings is an interesting and unique choice. It is also one that will help cut down on the spread of cold and flu germs come winter. If you decide to go this route, there are a few different ways you can present the individual servings of delicious crab dip. One is to top small soft pretzels with a hearty portion of crab dip and extra cheese before popping them in the oven to crisp a bit. You can lay these out on a tray, or serve them on individual plates. Another option is a mini bread bowl for each person, filled with dip and topped with cheese. Finally, consider individual portions of Old Bay seasoned fries (in small cups or bowls) topped with warm crab dip and melted cheese.
A Community Dip
When you get down to it, there simply is nothing as iconic as a big bowl of piping hot, cheese-loaded crab dip. You need to accompany it with dippers that can stand up to the weight of the crab dip and will not compete with its flavors. Baguette slices, pita chips, and sturdy crackers are worthy choices for this. Make sure that they do not contain too much spice or flavor so that the dip gets the spotlight. Bread sticks are another good option, as are sturdy pretzels.
What About Bread?
If you would like to serve crab dip with bread for dipping, opt to serve it cold. Bread does not usually have the strength to stand up to the weight of the hearty dip, and you may end up with a lot of messy fingers touching it. It will be less of a hassle for both your guests and the bread when the crab dip is not piping hot. Additionally, it is good to keep a spoon handy for people to serve themselves dip onto a personal plate.
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