Crab Wontons

19 Feb

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Crab Wontons also known as Crab Rangoon, are one of my favorite appetizers at Chinese restaurants, and back in my home town of Sacramento, it was pretty easy to find an amazing Chinese restaurant, However out here in the country not so much! So after craving these at weeks on end. I decided to pick up some wrappers, imitations crabs and go to town! Made these super easy but delicious wontons  Now warning I made a huge batch! So I put about 3 dozen in the freezer to use later, These recipe can easily be cut in half, but if you like to plan ahead, go ahead and make a big batch and enjoy these later on without having to do more work! The recipe can make about 50-60 wontons depends on what wrappers you use. You can also bake or fry them whatever suits your diet better, the picture above shows them baked, but i did eat them both ways. 😉 Both were great, I think fried had a better crunch, but sadly i forgot to take a picture of the fried results.

Crab Wontons

16 oz Imitation Crab or Cooked Crab

16 oz Cream Cheese

2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

1/4 cup Green Onions (optional)

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1. In a mixer add crab, soy sauce, onions, and cream cheese and mix at a the highest setting mix for like 30 seconds. The imitation crab will start to shred into the cream cheese and have a better consistency. (You can always do this by hand, However I would advise letting the cream cheese sit out to let it soften before. )

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2.Start to fill your wontons! Have a small bowl of water on the side to easily dip your finger tips in to pinch the fold together. Fill about a tablespoon or so into the wonton square and fold into a triangle, now you can keep it like these, or get fancy and take the ends and pinch those together to make a pretty “ravioli” like shape. See picture for example. Continue this until you have used all your wrappers, if you have any left over you can always it keep it in your fridge and eat it later as a snack with crackers.

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3 .Fry these suckas (or bake them*)! Heat oil in medium pan until it reaches about 325 degrees, They only take a few minutes to get golden brown, rest on paper towels to soak up excess oil, and enjoy!*Bake in Oven! Preheat oven at 425 degrees, On a sheetpan, lay our foil, spray with nonstick spray and place wontons on the sheet, then lightly spray the wontons with spray as well, helps them crisp up. Bake for about 8-11 minutes. I dipped mine in a combination with soy sauce, sriracha (of course), and soy vay teriyaki sauce. So good!

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2 Responses to “Crab Wontons”

  1. allsid February 19, 2013 at 1:18 am #

    Reblogged this on Grilling Montana and commented:
    Baking looks like a fun spin on a yummy favorite

  2. allsid February 19, 2013 at 1:20 am #

    These look great! A nice alternative to frying. Thanks for sharing-

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