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Crispy Lime Chips with Crab

Creamy crab dip tops the lime-flavored chips perfectly. These would be popular at a party, so it's a good thing they make a lot. —Tracey Stone, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Broil: 5 min.
  • Makes
    80 appetizers


  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 10 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning, divided
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 6 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese


  • In a small bowl, combine salt and lime zest; set aside.
  • Using a 3-inch star-shaped cookie cutter, cut eight star shapes from each tortilla. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat half of the oil. Fry tortilla stars, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides. Add more oil as needed. Drain on paper towels; immediately sprinkle with salt mixture.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, lime juice and 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning until blended. Fold in crab and onions. Arrange chips on ungreased baking sheets. Top with crab mixture; sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  • Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining seafood seasoning. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 appetizer: 50 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • mrsdcj
    Dec 30, 2016

    Made this for a Xmas Eve celebration. Really, really good dip!!!!!

  • carolanne1210
    Sep 10, 2014

    Wow! Delicious! They disappeared in record time...

  • Graystone417
    Mar 1, 2012

    Fantastic recipe!!!!

  • BRITAINstone
    Mar 1, 2012

    If you just accidently stumbled across this recipe, don?t keep clicking away! This is one you definitely have to try tonight! I made it today for my two picky younger ones, and they loved it! The youngest finished off her whole plate, which is such a rarity! Not only is this simple recipe delicious, but my eldest also helped make the dip on top while my youngest cut out the fun star shapes with a cookie cutter. I hope to inspire my kids to have a passion for culinary arts, and this recipe was fun and tasty enough for the entire family to enjoy. Please try it tonight, you will not be let down, I guarantee!

  • cup-and-saucer
    Mar 1, 2012

    LOVE IT!!!!

    Mar 1, 2012

    I made this recipe for a church picnic and everyone loved it! It was gone in 5 minutes!

  • food-is-good
    Mar 1, 2012

    This is the most delicious and tantalizing recipe yet! This fun appetizer is appropriate for all ages and will definitely have people begging for more!

  • tracey.stone
    Mar 1, 2012

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