Monday, March 30

Lana's Crab Rangoon

Welcome back. If you are new, this is the Tempt My Tummy Tuesday blog carnival. My twin sister, Lisa, and I co-host the fun. Please post a recipe, kitchen tip, fun food idea, or anything foodie related. Be sure to link up at Lisa's blog for all the fun.

Today I am sharing one of my favorite items to get in an Asian restaurant, Crab Rangoon. I think they are a purely American addition to the Asian restaurant scene. According to wikipedia they were introduced at the St. Louis World Fair in 1904. Now, didn't you want to know that?
Me too!

So please enjoy this. I have to say, they were fantastic. We will be having these again, I am sure of it!
Lana's Crab Rangoon
Ingredients: (By the way... this is SO cheap)
Wanton wrappers (in the produce section of your grocery store)
Cream cheese
Imitation crab- one "leg" chopped
the green stem of 1 green onion - very thin slices

Heat oil to deep fry... whatever method you usually use to deep fry

Prepare the wanton
Put one small ball of cream cheese on wanton then
a few pieces of crab and a few pieces of green onion.
Fold into a triangle

Then fold the ends together.

Now, is your oil all hot and ready to go?
Here we go!

It will only take a few minutes. DO NOT leave them. You will want to flip them after about a minute to get both sides golden brown.

Remove from oil and place on paper towel.
Then EAT!

A little duck sauce is great for dipping!

This is SO easy, really! My friend Stacey inspired me and now, all I can do is think of all the wonderful things I can put in these Wanton wrappers!

A little secret... they work GREAT for ravioli too!


Deanna said...

This looks positively addictive!

Sherry said...

These look scrumptious! I love crab rangoon, but I haven't ever made them myself.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Lana, I love these! I've never thought to make them at home. What a great recipe!

Sarah said...

I love these! How about dessert - cream cheese and raspberry jam, sprinkled with powdered sugar after cooking?

Lynds said...

mmm I can't get enough of these, I think it'd be dangerous if I actually made them!

Lisa said...

Ohhhh, I just know that I could a million of those!

Michelle said...

I cannot wait to make these! I make sausage cups using the wonton wrappers (sausage, shredded cheese, red and green peppers and chopped olives in a muffin baking pan) it makes these cute little sausage cups!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Okay, you are right. That does look easy!!!! Problem is, if I made them, Chris wouldn't eat them. I would be forced to eat all of them...hummmm...maybe that is a good idea.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I found a recipe for baked crab rangoons - all of the taste without the frying!

Brenda said...

That does look delicious! I hope I can remember to try it.

Pami said...

I have always wanted to try this thansk for the receipe

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Awesome! I wish I could eat them, but they do not agree with me, but the rest of the family loves them, so now I can suprise them with a treat!
Have missed reading your blog, hope to catch up soon.
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