Joined: Aug 05, 2011
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
|Posted: 2013-11-26 09:30 am  Permalink|
This is from the December 2013 issue of Sunset Magazine.
8 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup chopped green onions
8 ounces shelled cooked crab
1 large egg
About 30 square (3 in.) wonton wrappers
Vegetable oil for frying
Hot Chinese-style mustard, soy sauce mixed with hot chili oil, and Asian sweet chili sauce
1. Whirl cream cheese, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce together in a food processor until smooth. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in green onions and crab.
2. Whisk together egg and 1 tbsp. water in a small dish. Lay wonton wrappers flat. Brush with egg wash, covering completely with a thin layer. Spoon a scant 1 tbsp. crab mixture onto center of each wonton. Pull up corners so all four meet in the center, pressing edges together to seal. Set on a rimmed baking sheet lined with a sheet of parchment paper.
3. Fill a wide pot with 2 in. oil. Heat over medium heat to 350° on a deep-fry thermometer. Working in batches of 3 or 4, fry rangoons, turning as needed, until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer rangoons to a plate lined with paper towels. Let cool slightly before serving with dipping sauces.
Make ahead: Through step 2, up to 3 hours, chilled, or 2 weeks, frozen.
Amount per serving
Calories: 72 Calories from fat: 51% Protein: 3.2g Fat: 4.1g Saturated fat: 1.7g Carbohydrate: 5.4g Fiber: 0.2g Sodium: 119mg Cholesterol: 22mg