Follow Along With This Quick and Easy Crab Rangoon Recipe

All Things Mandy
by All Things Mandy

I have been cooking meals from all around the world, and today I am making Chinese!

I have decided that today I want to make something that I have neither cooked nor even tasted in the past. I have done some research to find the most authentic crab Rangoon recipe, and now I am ready to make it.

Let’s dive into this delicious and easy crab Rangoon recipe!

For this recipe, you are going to need some wonton wrappers, eight ounces of cream cheese, four ounces of crab meat and green onions.

The cream cheese will need to stay outside of the fridge for a couple hours prior to cooking, so it is not cold. You will also need white pepper, which is used in a lot of Asian dishes instead of black pepper. This recipe is so easy and fun, let’s get started!

1. Chop one stalk of green onion, and finely dice four ounces of crab meat. The recipe I used suggested less crab meat, but I believe that this is the perfect amount if you are not trying to cut the costs.

Making crab rangoon

2. In a bowl, mix the room temperature cream cheese, diced crab meat and chopped green onions. Already smells delicious.

3. Add 1 ½ teaspoon of sugar, ¼ teaspoon of white pepper and ½ teaspoon of garlic powder. Stir to get everything well combined.

Making crab rangoon

4. Get wrapping! Lay out the wonton wrappers on a plate, and fill a bowl with water to help them stick. Scoop some filling in the middle of the wrapper, baste the sides with a bit of water, and close it, pinching the sides.

Be careful not to put too much filling like I did in the beginning, as you will not be able to close it properly. Continue until all the filling is gone.

Making crab rangoon

5. Heat up a good amount of oil on the stove and drop the wontons into the oil. Cook for a couple minutes, then flip them over.

6. Serve with some Thai-style sweet chili sauce.

Crab rangoon

And we are done! The hardest part was folding it, that definitely requires some artistry. Mine did not turn out as pretty as they would be in a restaurant, of course. But this was the first time I made them, and they are delicious!

Dipping them in the sauce makes them taste even better. This is what I will be ordering in Chinese restaurants from now on.

Crab rangoon recipe

Have you ever tried or prepared Chinese crab rangoon? What did you think of it? I hope you will give my recipe a try, and if you do, please leave a comment below and tell me how it went!

Moreover, if you have any other favorite budget Chinese recipes, I would love to see those in the comment section, as well.

Next, try out my Easy and Delicious Croque Monsieur Recipe.

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