|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||15%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||29%|
|Total Carbohydrate 24g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||9%|
|Total Sugars 2g|
|Vitamin C 12mg||58%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
These crab stuffed potatoes make a fantastic snack for a game day crowd. The combination of lump crabmeat, garlic, and sour cream make for a savory, delicious side dish or appetizer. The potatoes are sliced in half and filled with sour cream mashed potatoes, lightly sautéed seasoned crabmeat, and fresh chopped chives.
4 russet potatoes
Extra-virgin olive oil, as needed
Kosher salt, as needed
8 ounces lump crabmeat
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon minced chives, plus more for topping
6 tablespoons sour cream
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup mild shredded cheese
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Position top rack in top third of oven and place a sheet of foil or a baking sheet on bottom rack to catch any possible drips.
Scrub potatoes and remove any imperfections, eyes, and cuts. Pat potatoes with paper towels to dry. Rub potatoes all over with olive oil and then sprinkle with kosher salt.
Prick potatoes in several places with a fork and then place potatoes on top rack.
Bake potatoes for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until they are fork tender.
Set potatoes on a rack until they are cool enough to handle.
Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine crabmeat with lemon juice, Old Bay Seasoning, and minced garlic. Toss gently.
Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; add crabmeat mixture and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
Slice potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop flesh out into a mixing bowl, leaving about 1/8-inch in shell.
Add chives and sour cream to potatoes in bowl and mash until smooth. Fold in the crabmeat mixture until well blended. Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed.
Preheat broiler to high. Arrange potato shells in a lightly oiled baking pan and fill with potato and crabmeat mixture. Sprinkle with grated cheese and more chives.
Place potatoes under broiler and cook until cheese has browned, or about 3 to 5 minutes.
Glass Bakeware Warning
Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.
- The recipe is versatile and can be adjusted with other ingredients to suit your taste. Add a few tablespoons of crumbled cooked bacon to add some smoky flavor to the potato filling.
- Or, for additional color, sprinkle the potatoes lightly with sweet paprika before you add the cheese.
- For cheese, choose a mild cheese that won't overwhelm the crab flavor. Mild cheddar cheese is a good choice, or top them with some shredded fontina or grated Parmesan cheese.