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Crab Rangoons – Quick Easy Appetizer

Crab Rangoons are one of my favorite appetizers! They are the perfect two bite (one bite when I’m really hungry) sweet and savory appetizer. Fried wontons filled with cream cheese, crab and green onion.

Crab Rangoons and Thai Chili Dip on a wood cutting board

Crab Rangoons Recipe

I am warning you now… these are HIGHLY addictive! If you have never had a crab rangoon you are in for a treat. These flavor packed fried wonton pockets are so delicious.

The filling is a mix of cream cheese, crab, green onion and a splash of soy sauce and garlic powder. When fried the wontons bubble up and get extremely crispy. The filling does not melt when fried, it remains creamy and delicious!

Imagine a crispy exterior with a creamy crab filled interior dipped in Thai Sweet Chili sauce or your favorite dipping sauce, these rangoons are so good you have to try them!

What is in Crab Rangoons?

ingredients to make crab rangoons

Star Ingredient

  • Crab Meat (imitation or fresh) pairs perfectly with cream cheese for the ultimate seafood filling in these rangoons. Imitation crab is often used in restaurants but you can also use fresh crab, just be sure to drain the crab well and pat try or the filling will become runny. Green onion, soy sauce and garlic powder add the perfect amount of seasoning for a sweet and savory cheesy filling.
  • Wonton Wrappers can be found in the refrigerator section of most grocery stores. They are sold in vacuumed sealed packages and need to be stored in the fridge until ready to cook.

How to Make Crab Rangoons

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Shaping Crab Rangoons

steps to shape crab rangoons
  • Prepare your filling by simply mixing all the ingredients together (Cream cheese, diced crab meat, green onion, soy sauce and garlic powder).
  • Add a teaspoon of filling to a wonton wrapper.
  • Dip fingers in water and wet the edges of the wonton wrapper. Fold in half to form a triangle. Firmly press the edges together to seal while gently squeezing the filling to release any air.
  • You can make the rangoons in triangles, or wet the two far edges of the triangle and connect them together to create round rangoons.
  • Repeat with the remaining wonton wrappers and filling.

Cooking Crab Rangoons

steps to make crab rangoons
  • In a deep pot heat enough oil to cover the rangoons. Test if the oil is hot enough by placing the end of a wooden chopstick or handle of a wooden spoon in the oil. If the oil bubbles around the wood, the oil is ready.
  • Line a plate with paper towels that will be used to drain the rangoons once fried.
  • Carefully add the rangoons into the oil using tongs or a long spoon/spatula. Fry multiple at a time but do not overcrowd the pot. The rangoons should not touch while cooking.
  • Fry for 3-4 minutes or until the rangoons are golden brown. Carefully remove from the oil and drain on the paper towel.
  • Serve with Thai Sweet Chili sauce or dipping sauce of choice and enjoy!
Crab Rangoons and Thai Chili Dip on a wood cutting board

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Enjoy!

– Sab

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Crab Rangoons and Thai Chili Dip on a wood cutting board
Crab Rangoons and Thai Chili Dip on a wood cutting board

Crab Rangoons

Crab Rangoons are one of my favorite appetizers! They are the perfect two bite (one bite when I’m really hungry) sweet and savory appetizer. Fried wontons filled with cream cheese, crab and green onion. I am warning you now… these are HIGHLY addictive! If you have never had a crab rangoon you are in for a treat. These flavor packed fried wonton pockets are so delicious. The filling is a mix of cream cheesecrabgreen onion and a splash of soy sauce and garlic powder. When fried the wontons bubble up and get extremely crispy. The filling does not melt when fried, it remains creamy and delicious! Imagine a crispy exterior with a creamy crab filled interior dipped in Thai Sweet Chili sauce or your favorite dipping sauce, these rangoons are so good you have to try them!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 24 pieces
Calories 81 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • vegetable oil, for frying

Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, ½ a brick of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup imitation crab meat, finely diced
  • 1 green onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder

Accompaniments

  • Thai Sweet Chili Sauce, or dipping sauce of choice

Instructions
 

  • Combine all filing ingredients in a bowl and stir until evenly incorporated. Add a teaspoon of filling to a wonton wrapper.
  • Dip fingers in water and wet the edges of the wonton wrapper. Fold in half to form a triangle. Firmly press the edges together to seal while gently squeezing the filling to release any air.
  • You can make the rangoons in triangles, or wet the two far edges of the triangle and connect them together to create a round rangoons.
  • Repeat with the remaining wonton wrappers and filling.
  • In a deep pot heat enough oil to cover the rangoons. Test if the oil is hot enough by placing the end of a wooden chopstick or handle of a wooden spoon in the oil. If the oil bubbles around the wood, the oil is ready.
  • Line a plate with paper towels that will be used to drain the rangoons once fried.
  • Carefully add the rangoons into the oil using tongs or a long spoon/spatula. Fry multiple at a time but do not overcrowd the pot. The rangoons should not touch while cooking.
  • Fry for 3-4 minutes or until the rangoons are golden brown. Carefully remove from the oil and drain on the paper towel.
  • Serve with dipping sauce of choice (ex. Thai Sweet Chili Sauce)

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NUTRITION

Calories: 81kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 129mgPotassium: 21mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 133IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
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