CRAB RANGOON (OR SEAFOOD RANGOON)

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 8oz package of full-fat cream cheese,
  • 1 package of imitation crab meat (I prefer the kind at the asian market)
  • 2-3 jumbo shrimp cooked (optional to make Seafood Rangoon)
  • 1 Cup of chicken broth
  • 1 package of the thick eggroll or wanton wrapper (again I prefer the kind at the asian market)
  • 2 scallions or green onions
  • 1 beaten egg
  • Oil for deep fryer or deep pot. Add enough oil to make it about three inches deep within the pot.
  • I think the chinese restaurant I worked at added MSG, but I don't.

Directions

  • 1. Dice shrimp and crab into small pieces/very small.
  • 2. Cut scallions/green onions and put it in a separate pile.
  • 3. In a bowl, mix seafood mixture with cream cheese
  • 4. Add chicken broth as needed to soften everything a little bit.
  • 5. add scallions to add color, so just as much as you prefer.
  • 6. Mix that all together.
  • 7. Get the wonton wrappers ready (If eggroll wrapper, cut into 4ths) by laying it flat.
  • 8. put a spoonful of the mixture in the middle of the wrapper
  • 9. dip your finger into the egg mixture and line the outer edge of the wrapper (I usually outline 2 edges instead of all four)
  • 10. bring two points together to form a triangle
  • 11. press the edges together so there is no way for the mixture to escape
  • 12. continue making them until they are all done
  • 13. Heat oil to medium/medium low
  • 14. put one crab rangoon in at a time make sure not to fill the pot
  • 15. cook on one side, turn it over when edges lightly brown
  • 16. it will float to top when done, it should be golden brown.
  • use sweet and sour or chinese chili sauce as a dip, if desired
  • if you make a lot, and don't want to cook them all at one time: put them on a cooking sheet in a single layer and freeze. Once frozen, put it in a freezer safe container. Just take out as many as you need and fry as needed.

Notes

I use to work as a hostess at a very nice, local Chinese Restaurant. Between lunch and dinner we made the crab rangoons and wantons. Here is my crab rangoon recipe.

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