Jane, my sister-in-law, always made this for her dad's Christmas parties, showers, and other very special occasions. I've done some research, but still I have no idea where the recipe got its name.
I love this dip. It brings back so many Christmas memories. Jane Ricker and Lynne Young used to make this every Christmas for their dad's (Hubert Grant) yearly Christmas fling. I have memories of going to Hubert's home in the crisp, cold night air with Mother and Daddy. We'd go inside and it would be warm with crowds of people and cheer. The Clark Gable Crab dip just added more warmth! We ate it on crackers, party bread, or French baguettes. Why Clark Gable? Not a clue!
1 stick butter
3 tbsp flour
1 stalk celery
1 bunch green onion tops
8 ounces Velveeta cheese
1 pound crab claw meat ( Pick through it for shell bits!)