So last week I made crab rangoons for the first time. We were in Boston for 4th of July weekend, and one of our friends invited us over to make sushi. This, of course, meant crab rangoons were on the menu too. And crab cakes. And peach margaritas. I dunno, it made sense at the time.
Anyway, turns out rangoons are really easy to make. Just mix up some cream cheese, chopped green onions, and shredded synthetic crab meat…
Scoop fat spoonfuls of filling into the center of some wonton skins…
And fold those suckers into adorable little wonton shapes. Triangular rangoons are easier to make, but I love that these look like little ladies in bonnets.
We originally made these to be an appetizer to our pre-planned dumpling dinner, but they were so good we just ate them for dinner instead. Great decision. They were wonderfully crispy and savory, with hot, creamy/gooey centers. Yum.
– 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
– 1 cup synthetic crab meat, chopped or shredded
– 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
– 1-1/2 packets of wonton skins
– 1/2 cup water for sealing
(3) Spoon about a teaspoon of filling into the center of a wonton skin, wet the edges of the skin with water, and fold it in half so that you get a rectangle with a lump in the center. Then, take the bottom two edges of the rectangle, where the skin is folded, and pull them gently together. The edges of the skin should fold inward, and you’ll get something that looks like a lady wearing a bonnet. (You can also just fold the wrapper corner to corner so that you have a triangle rangoon. Either way, make sure edges are tightly sealed.)
(6) Enjoy while hot…but be careful not to burn your tongue on molten cream cheese!
I just love crab rangoons and it's hard for me to stop eating them whenever I'm at a buffet! These look really yummy!
Andrea the Kitchen Witch says
Crab rangoons are some of the worlds best foods ever!! Even my 4 yr old loves them 🙂 I'm happy to see green onions in yours, all too often the local chinese place skimps out and leaves the scallions out, a great disservice if you ask me 🙂 You did a great job of shaping them too, the bonnets are adorable!
hey…loved d colorful shots..superb recipe..
Those look really delicious! And by your description also fairly easy to make. Gotta try this soon.
i’d love to see how to fold them into the ladies bonnets.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any step by step photos of the folding. But, it’s really easy. Just spoon filling into the center of the square wonton skin, wet the edges of the wonton skin, and then fold the skin in half over the filling (so that you have a rectangle with a bulge in the middle). Press firmly around the edges and up around the filling bulge to seal the wonton skin shut. Then, take the two bottom corners of the folded wonton (opposite the two corners you just sealed — i.e., the two corners on the side with the fold vs. the sealed edges), and gently pull them together. Wet the corners, overlap one corner over the other, and press to seal. Voila — ladies’ bonnet! Hope that makes sense 🙂