Very, very good. The type of good that makes your tastebuds sing. I inhaled it happily, wondering all the while why I couldn’t taste the crab.
Then I realised: the crab remained its container, unopened, in the fridge. Oops.
I’m always impressed with a recipe that works even when I leave out a key ingredient. I can only imagine this would be even better with crabmeat.
Crabmeat (or not) Fondue (Courtsey of Food Network)
4 oz. crabmeat (evidentally optional)
1/4 c. plus 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 c. grated Asiago cheese
1/2 clove garlic, minced
1/3 of a French baguette
Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
In a medium bowl, mix crabmeat, mayonnaise, onion, Asiago, garlic, and paprika together. Put mixture into an ovenproof baking dish. Cover and bake until mixture is heated through and bubbly, about 20 minutes. Remove cover, and bake until golden brown, an additional 5 minutes.
Serve with torn pieces of baguette. Serves 1.
PS: Happy Birthday Andrea!