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Crispy Lime Chips with Crab Recipe

Crispy Lime Chips with Crab Recipe

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. YIELD:80 servings


  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 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


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine salt and lime peel; set aside.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining seafood seasoning. Serve immediately. Yield: 80 appetizers.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 8991858 258878
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2016

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

carolanne1210 User ID: 3617870 194442
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

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

Graystone417 User ID: 6555311 196905
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

"Fantastic recipe!!!!"

BRITAINstone User ID: 6554758 181648
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6554705 181645
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

"LOVE IT!!!!"

LECKILUCAS User ID: 6554644 152015
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

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

food-is-good User ID: 6554639 197845
Reviewed 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!"

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