Bakin’ With Bacon and King Teddy

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Hello Friends!   Today is something a little bit different to try.

We live in an area where crab meat is easy to find and buy and Mom tried this recipe with crab and also tried it with steamed shrimp and the crab was the winner!    It’s just a super tasty little snack/appetizer.    Not tough to make either – some people are afraid to make the “cup” with bacon but honestly it’s easy AND it doesn’t have to look perfect!   It just holds the whole thing together after baking.    TASTY?  Oh boy oh boy is this ever TASTY!

 

Crab Dip Stuffed Bacon Cups (oh boy!)

Ingredients
  • Bacon – 1 lb, cut into 4ths
  • Crabmeat – 1 lb lump crabmeat
  • Cream cheese softened – 8 ozs
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese, sharp – 1 cup for the dip and some reserved to sprinkle on top
  • Old Bay – I used 2 tsp, but you can add to suit your taste.  (We keep this on hand for lots of things – boiled shrimp, crab salad, etc.)
  • Salt and Pepper – To taste
  • Mustard ( you can use dry or prepared mustard such as French’s or spicy brown mustard) – 1 tsp.   (We used Grey Poupon because The Royal Father likes it!)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees
  2. Prepare your muffin/cupcake pan by laying strips of bacon in until you have the cup completely covered. The beauty of this recipe is they don’t need to be perfect. In fact, it is better when they aren’t because it gives a unique look to your cups. ( if you like your bacon crispier you can fry it for 2 to 3 minutes on each side before placing in pan. Just let it cool before you handle it.)
  3. In a small bowl add your crab, cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, old bay, salt and pepper, and mustard. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Using a round teaspoon or 1 inch cookie scooper, scoop your crab dip into the cups, making sure to push them down just a little so they completely fill the cup. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  5. Put your pan in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until bacon is done and cheese is bubbly and brown on top.
  6. Let them sit in the pan for 5 to 7 minutes to cool. When cooled, remove from the pan and place on dish with paper towels to drain. Serve immediately after draining.

 

Do your bit to save the plants – EAT MORE BACON!!

Ahhh…it’s good to be King…..please bring me another tray of those crab bacon appetizers please  while I rest on my throne??????????  

And above all, don’t forget:

He’s still missing – send positive thoughts to The Cat On My Head as they continue searching for him!

 

The King

33 responses »

  1. That sounds soooo good. Not being able to have bacon I am sure scooped out baked potato skins would work. Our neighbour does a lot of fishing and has crab pots too so often brings us fresh crab.

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    • Oh that really sounds like a great alternative to bacon…….and fresh crab is just sooooooooooooooo tasty isn’t it! Nice to have a friend who fishes and has crab pots!

      Hugs, Pam

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  2. WE LOVE CRAB!!!!!!!!! Not much around here…but tiny greens for soup are available, and only the female are tasty. Interesting, no? Mama steams them, cuts them up whole and crushed the flavor out of the shells. Drain all and start a fish soup. But mama lived in Texas where you could buy huge containers of picked crab meat and have a BALL. Sigh…she wants live ones now but they are just ot around.

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    • Maryland is big “crab country” and we have abundant crabs AND meat available in most grocery stores. No trip to Maryland is complete without stopping at a crab house for steamed crabs cooked in Old Bay. Nice cheesy crab dip is a delightful snack too. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

      Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

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    • Oh Miss Pix you would need to print the recipe out and take a bunch of them to your Mix and Mingle because you would be constantly asked for it! They are so delish. Crab – YUMMMMM!

      Good Morning and Good AFternoon from Me and Mom!
      Hugs, Teddy Boop

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  3. Teddy, could you please make a dozen of these and ship to us. They sound absolutely yummy! Thanks for keeping our little buddy in your prayers. We cannot figure where that little guy has gotten to. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy & Kizmet

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    • HAHAHA…..Even if we made a dozen of these for you, Dad would steal them before they were shipped and eat them right up (unless Mom couldn’t resist them when they came out of the oven). Very tasty!!!!! COME HOME SAWYER!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  4. MMMM those crabby bacon rapss look an sound pawsum Teddy!! Guess who can not have bacon anymore? LadyMew! Which meenss mee two! That iss enuff to make mee crabby!!
    An wee still purrin an purrayin Sawyer reeternss home!!!
    **purrss** BellaDharma an ❤ LadyMew

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  5. Oh, Sawyer, you have us all SO worried. Please get yourself found, OK??! We are all praying hard for your safety and return.

    I am not a fan of crab…so maybe another filling, those bacon cups surely are versatile??! Maybe more bacon in that cream cheese mixture?! Ya can’t go wrong with bacon, right:)

    Or smoked salmon?? Hmmm…

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