Sunday, January 15, 2012

Creamy Crab Wontons

Creamy Crab Wontons are crispy outside and creamy inside.  The Captain and I have made similar crab wontons, but had no recipe, just made it up as we went along . . . they were awesome.  Our version was deep fried and we used real crab.  I'm looking forward to try making a healthier version of wontons in the oven instead of the deep fryer.

It is my recommendation to use real crab . . . 
maybe it is just me, but imitation crab
just doesn't taste right!

If you have never made any type of wontons before, you must try them!  We have made all types . . . the best had apple pie filling.  We have also experimented with chocolate filled wontons . . . yummy . . . so were the wontons with cherry pie filling and cream cheese centers!

Serves: 30
Cooking Time: 25 min

  • (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups chopped imitation crabmeat (about 3/4 pound)
  • 30 refrigerated wonton wrappers (1/2 pound)

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, bread crumbs, and garlic powder; mix well with an electric beater. Add crabmeat, stirring until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Place 1 teaspoon crab mixture in center of each wonton. Brush edges lightly with water; then fold in half (one point to an opposite point, like a turnover) over crab mixture, and press to seal. Place on baking sheet.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until crisp and golden, turning once halfway through baking.

Source:  Mr. Food

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merlmd said...

That looks delicious and sinful. much is the fat content in each one? I love wontons but am a bit hypertensive :(

Gina Alfani said...

The fat content is not available. You can substitute lower fat ingredients in the filling, but I don't think there is a low fat wonton wrapper.

Thanks for visiting and commenting :)

Mona said...

i like wonton would love to taste this one, thanks for sharing the recipe.

Catherine said...

Dear Gina, When I saw the picture I said, "Oh! MY!". These look so good, as I am sure they were.
Thank you for your good wishes. I am feeling better. Blessings my dear, Catherine xoxo

tinyskillet said...

These look so good. I love how they are stuffed full. I like making wontons and like this version, better than the tiny amount you get in a crab ragoon. :)

Gina Alfani said...

We love experimenting with wontons, although we still have not tried the baking method instead of deep frying.

Hey Lyndsey and Mona! Thanks for visiting and commenting :)

Sweet Catherine! Glad to hear you are feeling better :)

papel1 said...

Your wontons look delicious. I usually eat them in Chinese restaurants but will have to try making some. Found your blog thru entrecard.

Gina Alfani said...

Hey Judy! They are so easy to make! The hardest part was finding the wrappers at the grocery store :)

Thanks for visiting and commenting!

Tammy said...

These sound very good. I think I will be giving these a try.

Gina Alfani said...

Hey Tammy! Let me know how you like them :)

Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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