Crab and Cream Cheese Wontons – these are the perfect Chinese restaurant copycat recipe served with either a lemon sauce or Sweet Chili Sauce. Homemade, crispy and delicious wontons with simple everyday ingredients. Learn how to make wontons with this easy recipe. Once you start eating, you just can’t stop!
Party guests can’t get enough of this delicious Chinese appetizer. Each fried Crab and Cream Cheese wonton is filled with a juicy flavorful bite of crab, cream cheese and green onions. They are wonderfully crispy around the edges, but a little chewy where the wonton wrapper dough puffs around the filling.
The recipe for Crab and Cream Cheese wontons is also incredibly easy to make and prepare for the future. Once the wontons are stuffed and closed you can freeze them before frying. The wontons can be either baked or fried until golden brown and crispy and are often served with a dipping sauce. o deep-fry, make sure you use a neutral cooking oil such as vegetable oil. After deep-frying, make sure you drain the excess oil with paper towels.
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Crab and Cream Cheese Wontons
Crab and Cream Cheese Wontons – Creamy, crunchy wontons with a tangy, tart, and perfect lemon dipping sauce!
- Prep Time: :10
- Cook Time: :10
- Total Time: :20
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Frying
- Wonton wrappers
- Oil for frying
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 3 green onions
- 1 lb imitation crab
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp milk
Lemon Dipping Sauce
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1 tbs soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- zest of one lemon
- water for cooking
Put the cream cheese, onions, garlic salt, milk, and half the crab in your blender and hit the “dips” button to blend.
Then add in the rest of the crab, and pulse it a few times so it blends and shreds the crab meat, but does not totally decimate it.
Note: This is a personal preference for texture. I like the inside to have a little bit of the meat in a “chunk” form, but if you do not care, you can just blend it all so it is a smooth, creamy texture.
Dip your finger into some water and wet the edges of your wonton wrapper. Place ½–1 tbsp of the filling in the center, and crimp the edges together.
Heat oil in a deep pan or fryer to about 375°F.
Fry at 375°F until the wonton wrapper is golden brown (2-3 minutes)
Lemon Dipping Sauce
Put eggs and sugar in blender and blend until eggs are fluffy and light yellow
Add in lemon juice and zest, seasonings, and soy sauce and blend for a few more seconds to incorporate
Fill a saucepan about 2-3 inches of water, and bring to a simmer
Pour lemon mixture into a heat safe bowl, and place over sauce pan
Cook, whisking intermittently, until the sauce thickens and is custard like (about 15 minutes)
Make sure no air remains inside the wonton. As you fry the wontons, any air inside will turn into steam and break open the wonton leaving the oil covered with the filling.
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