Ingredients

How to make it

  • Crab Filling Preparation
  • Soften cream cheese to room temperature
  • In a bowl, combine cilantro, scallions, ginger, sugar, jalapenos and lime juice with softened cream cheese.
  • Add crab mixture and lightly mix with other ingredients.
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  • Wonton Wrapper Preparation
  • Using wonton wrappers approximately 4 inches square will work to make smaller dumplings for appetizers. However, if a larger dumpling is preferred, a 4 x 6 inch rectangular wrapper can be made from spring roll dough sheets.
  • Use an 8 inch square spring roll dough sheet to begin. Cut two rectangles from each 8 inch dough sheet and there will be 2 inches of dough as excess.
  • Lay wonton wrappers on a flat surface and add a teaspoon of crab filling in the center of the wrapper or adjust amount depending on size of the wrapper. Lightly and evenly spread the filling into a coin-shaped portion making sure to keep it well away from the outer edges.
  • Dampen the edge of each wrapper with water and fold in half, resulting in a rectangular shape to the wrap.
  • Dampen the edge of each wrapper with water or a lightly beaten egg and press the edges together so they seal the contents. As they are sealed, press the excess air out of the wonton to keep the wonton from puffing up as it cooks.
  • Fold the wonton lengthwise in half again, creating a somewhat narrow rectangular shape to the folded dough.
  • Moisten the edges again if necessary so they adhere better. Fold each end in toward the center of the wrap, allowing half of the end to remain in a vertical position while the other half is folded over on top of and overlaps the opposite side end piece, like the end corners of an envelope.
  • Press the ends together that overlap, so they adequately seal.
  • Keep the filled wontons covered with a damp cloth to retain the moisture in the dough while others are being filled.
  • When ready to cook, place the filled wontons on a baking sheet layered with parchment paper.
  • Pour cooking oil in a skillet and heat on medium high to 350ºF
  • Fry wontons in small batches for 3 to 4 minutes each until they are light golden brown.
  • Remove and place on paper toweling to absorb any excess grease.
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  • Dipping Sauce
  • Use a sweet and sour sauce and a hot mustard sauce to provide two choices for personal tastes.

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    " It was excellent "
    grumblebee ate it and said...
    These sound amazing!

    I wonder if I could get away with baking them instead of frying? I'll try it out tomorrow night and let you know how it turns out! :)

    Thanks for the great recipe.
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  • daddydoug 5 years ago
    I may have just gone to heaven.
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    " It was excellent "
    riverrat715 ate it and said...
    Just had to make them again. They are just so good. Thanks
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  • mkhs1974 6 years ago
    This is just the recipe I was looking for. Thank you for the posting. I've added it to my recipe file and will be using it soon.
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  • micuisine 6 years ago
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this recipe! I have the crab in the fridge and the wonton wrappers in the freezer! I've been wanting to make this dish but didn't have a recipe. Yum!
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  • falafel_fanatic 6 years ago
    Any idea for making these vegetarian?
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    " It was excellent "
    riverrat715 ate it and said...
    Perfect for my Grand daughters party. Couldn't make enough.
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    " It was good "
    seafoodlover ate it and said...
    mmmm These sound amazing. I love these from chinese restaurants, I can't wait to make them at home!
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  • notyourmomma 7 years ago
    I have to make these for the crab ragoon loving daughter. She will swoon for a homemade version. Thanks so much for the post.
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    " It was excellent "
    californiagirl ate it and said...
    the best ones i've ever tasted!
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    " It was excellent "
    californiagirl ate it and said...
    i,m making these tonight, let you know how they turned out,ty
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  • dariana 7 years ago
    Thanks nikchick, hope you enjoy them.
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  • nikchick 7 years ago
    Ooh, I'm a sucker for crab rangoon. These look fantastic!
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  • dariana 7 years ago
    Just let me know when you make them krumkale, I'll rush right over and help you eat them, lol. My uncle makes homemade eggrolls as you do and they are to die for.
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  • krumkake 7 years ago
    Oh those are definitely going to be made here...we love crab rangoons. I used to often make my own eggrolls, and while it's time consuming, it's worth the effort. I can tell this recipe for the rangoons will be, too.
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