Baked crab dip with crostini

This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in July 2018 shows baked crab dip with crostini in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “Cook's Illustrated All-Time Best Appetizers.” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)

Servings: 8-10

Start to finish: 30 minutes

2 (12-inch) baguettes, sliced 1/4 inch thick on bias

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper

1 onion, chopped fine

1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning

1 teaspoon ground coriander

8 ounces cream cheese, cut into 8 pieces and softened

1/2 cup mayonnaise

4 teaspoons minced fresh parsley

12 ounces lump crabmeat, picked over for shells and pressed dry between paper towels

Adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 400 F. Arrange bread slices in even layer on 2 rimmed baking sheets and bake until dry and crisp, about 10 minutes, rotating sheets and flipping slices halfway through baking. Brush crostini with 2 tablespoons oil and season with salt and pepper; set aside.

Heat 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil and heat until shimmering. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in Old Bay and coriander and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds; transfer to large bowl. Stir cream cheese, mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon parsley, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper into onion mixture until thoroughly combined. Gently fold in crabmeat.

Spread dip evenly in now-empty skillet, then shingle crostini around edge, submerging narrow ends in crab mixture. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until dip is heated through and crostini are golden brown, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon parsley. Serve.

Nutrition information per serving: 495 calories; 247 calories from fat; 27 g fat (8 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 78 mg cholesterol; 1049 mg sodium; 45 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 18 g protein.

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