In the seafood dip category, crab dip is a winner every time. From hot crab to artichoke to cream cheese-based versions, crab dip is a simple and convenient party-pleaser.
The slow cooker will keep this cheesy seafood dip warm for the duration of your whole party.
You can use fresh, frozen or canned crabmeat in this appetizer. Crab-flavored, flaked fish (surimi) makes a less expensive and tasty alternative to real crab meat.
Sure, you could used canned, but if you can find (and have time to shell) fresh crab legs, they would be especially tasty in this dip.
Standard crab dip gets perked up with fresh dill, lemon juice, and hot sauce. Try it on crackers or in phyllo cups.