Homemade Crab Rangoons

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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.)

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Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

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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.
2tsp garlic
1/2 tablespoon of soy sauce
pinch of ginger
pinch of sugar
salt and pepper to taste

1 egg yolk
fryer or deep saucepan
vegetable oil

Step 2: Mix the Filling

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Start by heating your oil on low and finding a good pair of tongs or high-temp-safe slotted spoon.

Put the softened cream cheese in a bowl and beat it a little first, to make it more workable. I sometimes add about 1/2 a tablespoon of milk to speed this up. Then add all the spices and mix well.

Finely chop the surimi and the green onion. Mix those into the cream cheese also.

**If you have extra filling left at the end, chill it and use as chip dip. Yum!
l8nite4 years ago
I make a crab dip thats a lot like your filling except I like a lot of real crab (florida blue claws r ez 2 catch) This sounds like a real tasty way to add to the menu... thanks 4 the inspiration...
ladyKrone (author)  l8nite4 years ago
You're welcome :) If we could get cheap real crab here in Indiana I would be making these every day!
lemonie4 years ago

They look good (so hungry now)

wahlberg4 years ago
Awesome, I'll have to try this. AKA: Crab Angles, Cream Cheese Wontons