I like being able to make things at home rather than paying for expensive take-out, and crab rangoons are easier to make than they look. Price wise, a take-out order for 8 is about $5 where I live. Buying all the goods at the store, you can make 25 for about the same cost. :)
This recipe makes about 25 fried rangoons. (You most certainly can bake them, although I haven't tried this so I can't give advice as to cooking times.)
Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients
You will need:
Package of won-ton wrappers (found in ethnic or refrigerated section). Most have like 50 wraps, if you want to make that many just double the filling. If you have extra, you can freeze them for a month in a tupperware or zip-top freezer bag.
1 pkg cream cheese, softened. I like my filling very cheesy, so I buy the cream cheese in the 10 oz. tubs.
1 pkg (6-8oz) of surimi (fake crab). It's packaged conveniently, easy to chop, and muuuuch cheaper than the real stuff.
2 small green onions, chopped fine.
1/2 tablespoon of soy sauce
pinch of ginger
pinch of sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg yolk
fryer or deep saucepan