Crab Rangoon Recipes

Unique Recipes to Make Finger-licking Crab Rangoon

Crab Rangoon is a delicious appetizer, made primarily from crab meat, cream cheese and herbed seasonings. Here are some dainty dishes.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
Crab Rangoon is a very popular appetizer, especially in North America. It is considered to have originated in America, as an Asian treat. It is commonly served at American Chinese restaurants as a staple appetizer. It is made by a unique combination of four basic ingredients, namely crab meat, green/spring onions, cream cheese and wonton wrappers. Various seasonings are used for preparing this which includes garlic, onion powder, season salt, soy sauce, and steak sauce. You can also use a combination of dark soy sauce and sesame oil or Worcestershire sauce, which is a mixture of dark soy sauce, tamarind and vinegar, for additional flavoring. All the ingredients are mixed together and a spoonful of mixture is placed on the prepared wonton wrapper. The wrapper is folded in the shape of a triangle or a flower, and deep-fried, until golden brown. Traditionally, it is prepared by deep-frying. But, if you are conscious about high calories, then you can bake the filled wonton.

Crab Rangoon can be made in several different variations. If you are allergic to shellfish, then you can skip the use of crab meat and use only seasoned cream cheese. You can use egg roll wrappers instead of wonton wrappers. This dish is usually served with different dipping sauces such as soy sauce, sweet and sour sauce or hot mustard sauce. While making it, always use fresh and cooked crab meat. Bring the cream cheese to room temperature before use. If the filling is emerging out of the wrapper while frying, then you can seal the wrapper with water and cornstarch mixture or egg white. Well, now you must be very eager to try this mouth-watering dish. The following recipes will explain the exact preparation method.

Using Worcestershire Sauce

Ingredients
  • Crab Meat, (drained and flaked) 1 can (6½ oz.)
  • Worcestershire Sauce, 1 tsp.
  • Wonton Skins, 1 package
  • Green Onions, (chopped) 2
  • Cream Cheese, (softened) 1 package (8 oz.)
  • Soy Sauce, ½ tsp.
  • Garlic Powder, ¼ tsp.
  • Vegetable Oil, (for frying)
Directions

In a medium bowl, combine crab meat, cream cheese, chopped onions, garlic powder, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix it well. Place about 1 tsp. of the mixture at the center of wonton skin wrapper. Fold it to form a triangle. Moisten its edges with water and press it to seal. Heat vegetable oil to 375° F and deep-fry the filled wontons, until golden brown. Serve it with hot mustard sauce or sweet and sour sauce.

Using Shredded Crab Meat

Ingredients
  • Crab Meat, (shredded) 1 lb.
  • Cream Cheese, (softened) 2 packages (8 oz.)
  • Small Wonton Wrappers, 1 package (14 oz.)
  • Dark Soy Sauce, 3 tbsp.
  • Fresh Ginger Root, (minced) 1 tsp.
  • Dried Parsley, ½ tsp.
  • Fresh Cilantro, (chopped) ½ tsp.
  • Oil, (for frying) 1 qt.
Directions

In a small mixing bowl, combine together crab meat, cream cheese, parsley, garlic, cilantro, ginger, and soy sauce. Put 1 tsp. of this mixture in the center of the wonton wrapper. Fold the wrapper over the stuffing in the shape of a triangle or half moon. Moisten and seal its edges. Deep-fry the wontons in the preheated oil, until golden brown.

With the above discussed recipes, you can make delicious and crunchy appetizers for weekend parties and showcase your culinary skills to your friends and family.