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Creamy Crab Wontons

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

2 servings

How about a fast festive appetizer just for two? These hot, crispy crab wontons boast a rich and creamy filling. They simply melt in your mouth. —Robin Boynton, Harbor Beach, Michigan
Creamy Crab Wontons Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons canned crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 2 teaspoons chopped green onion
  • 6 wonton wrappers
  • Oil for frying
  • Sweet-and-sour sauce, optional

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, crab and onion. Place 1 rounded teaspoon in the center of each wonton wrapper. Moisten wrapper edges with water; fold in half lengthwise and press firmly to seal.
  2. Keeping the filling in the center, again fold wonton wrapper lengthwise. Moisten the tops of the short edges with water. Bring the 2 top edges from opposite sides together, overlapping the edges; press and seal (a finished wonton resembles a nurse's hat).
  3. In a deep cast-iron or electric skillet, heat 1 in. oil to 375°. Fry wontons on each side until golden brown, 1-2 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm with sauce, if desired.

Creamy Crab Wontons Tips

What dipping sauces can you serve with crab wontons?

The best dipping sauces for crab wontons are sweet-and-sour sauce, plum sauce, soy sauce, Japanese barbecue sauce, Sriracha, spicy mayo or spicy chili crisp. Up your condiment game by having these 12 Asian sauces in the pantry, so you’re never left without a dipping agent.

Can you freeze crab wontons?

Yes! Deep-fried foods tend to freeze beautifully, especially when they have a crispy exterior like a wonton shell. Read more about how to store leftover food of all kinds to make sure your food stays as fresh for as long as possible.

How else can you cook crab wontons?

You can cook crab wontons in an air fryer, fry them in a pan, or bake them in the oven. Just make sure you coat them with cooking spray if air-frying or baking. Check out our air fryer cooking guide for more tips.

Sarah Tramonte, Taste of Home Associate Culinary Producer

Nutrition Facts

3 wontons: 226 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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