March 15, 2009

Crab Rangoon

Crab RangoonOne of our favorite treats at the Chinese place always has been Crab Rangoon. BUT we never eat out there anymore. I decided to make my own last summer for the first time - but went "healthy" with it and baked them - they just didn't turn out that good. So, the next time I made them I decided I would fry them. Oh yeah. That was much better!

I'm pretty proud of myself. I've accomplished a few Chinese meals that have turned out pretty well as of late and our favorite so far is the Walnut Shrimp. Yummy! Yeah, that dish is Grumpy's favorite also.


I have seen recipes all over the place for the Crab Rangoon, but I decided to make it my own way. The first place I ever had Crab Rangoon was at the Hyvee grocery in Cedar Rapids. I loved those - they were the best I have ever had....and there was a bit of sweetness to the filling. So, I tried to replicate them (just smaller).

Other wonton recipes you may enjoy!
Cantonese Wonton Noodle Soup and Scallion pancakes - What's on the list
Wonton Jalapeno Poppers - CopyKat Recipes


 
HoneyB's Crab Rangoon

4 ounces Crab Leg (imitation) cut into small pieces
6 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese
3-4 shakes Worcestershire sauce
1-1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 green onions (white parts only) diced
couple shakes of garlic powder
wonton wrappers

Mix crab meat, cream cheese, worcestershire sauce, sugar, green onion and garlic powder til well combined.

Lay wonton wrapper on counter, place approximately 1 tablespoon filling. Seal wontons according to package directions. Keep covered with damp paper towel (the filled wontons and the unfilled ones) to prevent from drying out during prep.

Fry in hot oil until browned.

31 comments:

  1. These are one of my favorite indulgences! Its good to make your own so you can put as much yummy filling as possible!

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  2. Oh yeah, FRIED is always better :) Looks great HoneyB!

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  3. Yum! If I can my hands on some real crab these would be lovely.

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  4. Frying always tastes better! I still contend that making these yourself is much healthier than getting them from the Chinese restaurant. They look DELICIOUS! I wish I could have some right now.

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  5. Ohh these look really tasty!

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  6. I haven't had these in a while! And sometimes, you just have to go for the frying - baking is healthy but it doesn't always cut it.

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  7. Great job. They look fabulous!

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  8. I love Crab Rangoon! This looks delish!

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  9. Those look better than the ones the chinese takeout make! Thanks for passing along the recipe. I'm gonna give this a try and thanks for reminding me I have that shrimp recipe in my pile of must makes and need to give a a try!
    ~ingrid

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  10. I love crab rangoons! These look delicious, I like the idea of adding a bit of sweetness to the filling. Mmm, crab....

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  11. Great picture! They look so crispy and tasty!

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  12. Sunday, March 15, 2009
    Don't be crabby with me....

    One of our favorite treats at the Chinese place always has been Crab Rangoon.

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  13. Looks yummy! I love the Walnut Shrimp as well.

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  14. This is a very tempting dish HoneyB.

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  15. I have made the baked kind and you are right they are better fried. Have a great Monday!

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  16. Looks yummy! I don't eat seafood, but Nathan loves it and often requests these. Hmmmm... it looks like you'll have to have me AND Nathan over for dinner sometime! HEE HEE! :)

    On a side note... I hope you get your surgery scheduled soon so you can start feeling better! HUGS!

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  17. My girls love this whenever we go to Chinese Buffets but I never tried making it. I should! Your photo is crunchilicious! :)

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  18. OMG, these are our favorites! I probably shouldn't admit this, but I likely have one of the only dogs on the planet who comes running when offered a crab rangoon. :D

    +Jessie

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  19. This looks way better than Chinese take out. Sometimes you just have to have fried food - yum!

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  20. I love rangoon and make mine with a pineapple dipping sauce!

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  21. I love these - yours look amazing! Nice job!

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  22. crab rangoons are the best! I could eat tons of these things, they look great.

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  23. I've never thought of making my own crab rangoon at home! These look absolutely decadent!

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  24. My husband is going to love you! He will die when I make this for him. Well, assuming I do it right!

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  25. Again, no need for takeout here! They look great.

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  26. I have to concur, fried must be better LOL Yours looks delish. Did they measure up to Hyvee's?

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  27. I'm going to have to try this Shelby, I'm going to try my hand at making homemade egg rolls tomorrow and I have pork chops out to make those Maple Chops!!

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  28. I adore crab-rangoon, yours looks so good!

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  29. I had no idea you could buy wonton wrappers? Are these just in our local grocery store? Have any great chicken recipes to wrap inside of them? Something without veggies? lol

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  30. Crab rangoon is my husband's favorite treat, and I surprised him with these tonight. I, in turn, was surprised with how easy they were and delicious! Thanks for the recipe, I can't wait to make them for friends!!

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