If you can't tell already, I am a Ravens fan and I am so, so, so excited for Sunday's big game.
Even though I live in Redskins territory, when I first moved to DC in 2006 I was living in Bethesda, Maryland and decided I wanted to become a Ravens fan.
I've always loved Ohio State football and Troy Smith (a former QB for OSU) was supposed to start for the Ravens as a rookie that year. Unfortunately he got tonsillitis and Joe Flacco started instead. The rest is history.
This is the first time ever that I will be watching my team play in the Super Bowl!
Obviously I am also going to order wings, because we know I am obsessed with spicy ranch wings right now. But I wanted to make something to represent Baltimore and I thought adding some crab and old bay seasoning to a cheesy pull apart bread would be perfect!
It's kind of like a crab dip poured onto bread already.
Yes, I was wearing a turquoise shirt when I took these photos (doh!)
The steps are super simple. Cut, stuff, bake.
I don't have a photo yet of my baby bump in a Ravens jersey but I plan to post one on game day! This is also the first year we may have to watch the game at home and not head out to meet friends. Unfortunately I don't think I can handle a bar stool for that long!
Baltimore Cheesy Crab Pull Apart Bread
1 loaf Italian or French bread
1 8 oz package shredded mozzarella cheese
4 oz cream cheese (about 1/2 a package)
1/2 cup butter
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
lump crab meat
1. Preheat your over to 350 degrees. Cut your loaf of bread creating crisscross (or "x" like) slices. Be careful not to cut through to the bottom. The first diagonal slices are easy, slice slowly and careful when you get to the other direction.
2. Stuff half of your package of shredded cheese in-between the slices. Then stuff your crab meat on top of that. I only used about half of my lump crab meat container but it's up to you. Then stuff your remaining shredded cheese in-between slices again.
3. Slice pieces of cream cheese and stuff them into each or every other slice of your loaf. Sprinkle your green onions on top.
4. Melt 1/2 cup butter, 1 clove chopped garlic and 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning into a bowl. Pour melted butter mixture slowly on top of the bread getting it in each nook and cranny.
5. Wrap your bread in foil completely with a layer on the bottom and then a layer covering the top. Bake for 15 mins. Take off the top layer of foil and then bake for another 15 mins or until the cheese is melted.