top of page

Thelma Ritter's Seafood Dip

Jimmy Stewart, Rear Window, 1954: "Would you fix me a sandwich, please?"

Thelma, as Stella: "Yes, I will. And I'll spread a little common sense on the bread."


Thelma's seafood dip is a bit of a mid-century curiosity (a little liberal with the sour cream and Miracle Whip), but I've given you a crowd-pleasing alternative below that, from Donya Mullins of "A Southern Soul".


Thelma's recipe is from: Christmas in Tinseltown, Celebrity Recipes. Frank DeCaro, 1962

Thelma Ritter's Seafood Dip


Mix the first five ingredients until well combined. Season, to taste, with soy sauce. Serve with potato chips.


1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

2 cups sour cream

1 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip

1/2 pound crab meat

1 teaspoon grated onion

Soy sauce, to taste


Then, as an alternative, here's a classic southern crab dip, courtesy of Donya Mullins.

Donya Mullins' Easy Hot Crab Dip

Servings 8


Rich, creamy Hot Crab Dip cooked in a cast-iron skillet is the ultimate appetizer for any party! Loaded with fresh crab meat and seasoned perfectly, your friends and family will be begging for this easy-to-make recipe.


Prep Time 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes minutes


Ingredients

8 ounce block of room temperature cream cheese

½ cup sour cream

¼ cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

1-¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 pound lump or claw crab meat

2 tablespoons chopped green onions - optional


Instructions

Set oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a medium-size cast-iron skillet with cooking spray and set it aside.

Using a hand or stand mixer, whip the cream cheese until smooth. Add in the sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, seasoning, and pepper flakes and mix together.

Gently fold in 1 cup of shredded cheese and crab meat. Spoon into the prepared skillet, top with remaining cheese, a sprinkle of Dan-O's and bake for 20-25 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Remove from oven, top with chopped green onions, and serve with crackers or toasted bread.

87 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comments


bottom of page