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Crab Wontons

joanne.cain's picture
A delicious appetizer with texture, color, and a tremendous amount of flavor! The crunchiness of the fried wonton skin just tickles your taste buds, then an explosion of flavors as you bite into it. The creaminess of the cream cheese blends well with the savory crab, and vegetables. YUMM!!
Ingredients
  Wonton square wrappers 1
  King crab 1 1⁄2 Pound (cooked de shelled)
  Red bell pepper 1 , finely diced
  Jalapeno 1 , finely sliced (deseeded)
  Green onion stalks 3 , finely chopped (scallions)
  Cream cheese 10 Ounce
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Vegetable oil 200 Milliliter (for deep fry)
Directions

1. Heat enough oil in a wok or a saucepan to 350 degrees F.
2. Combine crab meat, bell pepper, jalapeno, green onion, and cream cheese and mix until well incorporated. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Separate wonton wrappers into individual wrappers and place about a tablespoon into the center of each. Wetting your finger with water, trace around the outer edges of the wrapper and fold bottom right corner of wrapper up to top left corner of wrapper. This should create a triangle shape. Pinch every edge to make sure the wonton is sealed. Fill all wontons until you've used up the filling.
4. In a wok or skillet, deep fry the crab wontons until golden brown. Drain on several layers of paper towels. Garnish with green onions cut on a bias or finely diced bell pepper, and serve with a spicy chili dipping sauce.

NOTE: You can freeze excess crab wontons for up to 2 weeks. Just place in an airtight container or freezer ziplog bag, and they'll be ready whenever you are!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Creamy
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
2 Minutes
Ready In: 
47 Minutes
Servings: 
10
Story
I always order "Crab Rangoon" whenever I go to a place that serves them, and I have this rule about not ordering anything I could make better at home. So I came up with this delicious recipe, heaven in each bite.

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4 Comments

Bianca's picture
Is crab rangoon the other name for crab wonton?
 krista g's picture
A wonton is a type of dumpling whereas crab rangoon are deep-fried dumplings in wonton skins. Hope that helps.
vampyriccadence's picture
We made this recipe, minus the jalapeno, and we had to use Reese Canned Crab Meat w/ 15% Leg Meat (no time to cook actual crab meat), and it turned out really great. We also fried in olive oil, I just love the taste it adds, although I wouldn't recommend it to people who looove their fried foods. Be sure to add a little more to the time for first time "wonton" makers, and be sure your wontons are dry before popping them in. Water + Hot Oil = Bad, although I doubt anyone would do this...
vampyriccadence's picture
And I almost forgot, 5/5. Great use of veggies and crab, very flavorful and pretty when garnished.