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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Crab Wontons

While perusing the internet one day, I came across this site, Life's Ambrosia, with wonderful recipes and accompanying photos. The Crab Wontons struck my fancy, and I couldn't wait to try them for myself. They were easy to put together, and so delicious. My friend, Donna, loves Crab Rangoons, an alias of this delectable little bite. I will be making these for her the next time we get together!

Crab Wontons
Makes about 20 wontons

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 green onions, minced
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger, optional
1/4 pound lump dungeness crab meat
kosher salt to taste
approximately 20 wonton wrappers
about 2 cups canola oil for frying

In a bowl mix together cream cheese, onions, fresh ginger, crab meat and salt.

To make the wontons, place a teaspoonful of the crab mixture in the center of the wonton wrapper, then brush water around the edge of the wonton. Fold bottom corner of the wrapper over the filling and press all edges to close the wrapper to create a triangle.

Heat 2 inches of oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Once oil is hot, fry wontons until golden brown and crispy. I found this step to take only a 5 - 10 seconds on each side. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate, sprinkle with kosher salt.

Serve them with sweet-chili sauce, plum sauce, or as is.

To freeze, lay the filled, uncooked wontons in a single layer on baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, place in resealable plastic bag. To cook, defrost and fry as directed above.



MaryBeth said...

OMG... I love these little golden gems, they are like one of my favorite things to get when we go out to China Moon.

chow and chatter said...

they look amazing, good job

Kathleen said...

They look and sound delicious! I have to try them! Thanks for the recipe...Happy Mother's Day, Lori!

Martha said...

I've never made wontons but these look really good. You may have given me inspiration.

Cathy said...

It's 4:30 am and I could eat a whole plate of these right now. I'm still suffering from jet lag and wake up in the middle of the night famished.

This is one of my favorite ways to use crab. I'm making these today. Love them dunked in sweet chili sauce.

Linda said...

Lori...those look wonderful!
Hope your Mother's Day was fabulous!

Jamie said...

Oh wow! I have been dreaming of a recipe like this. It looks fabulous!

La Table De Nana said...

Oh they do look good! Summer must try when I bring the deep fryer outdoors:)

Sophie said...

The filling sounds so fresh, but the fried wonton makes it extra tasty with the crunchy texture! Great appetizer.

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Lori, I adore Crab Wonton and yours are BEAUTIFUL. Your photography is simply dazzling, too!

Very, very nice, my friend. xo~m.

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