Saturday, February 18, 2012

Crab Wontons

Crab Wontons
Who doesn't love wontons?!  I know I love ordering them at restaurants.  I absolutely love the sweet and crunchy flavor of the won tons, and it really is a great appetizer before a meal.  Oh and with the right sweet and sour sauce, it's beyond amazing! I have always wanted to try and make them, but thought that it would be hard to do.  Turns out, it's actually not that bad.  I had a group of people helping me with the folding, which really is the only part that takes a while.  Otherwise, its just mixing everything up and putting them in the wrappers.  I bought my wrappers this time, next time though, I will have to even make that from scratch! Anyways, enjoy these delicious, crunchy, savory bits of delight.  Make sure and make the whole 45 because they go REAL fast!

Ingredients for the Wontons
Ingredients  (makes about 45 small won tons): 
2-3 cups oil for deep frying
6 oz crab meat or imitation crab meat
8 oz package cream cheese (1/3 fat or whipped)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp sesame oil
5 scallions
3 cloves garlic
1/8 tsp chili powder 
1 egg white
1 (12 oz) package of wonton wrappers

1. Heat oil in a medium frying pan to about 375 degrees. To test the temperature drop a very tiny piece of crab meat into the oil and see if it sizzles.  Make sure after it's initially heated, that you turn it down to medium when you actually fry the wontons so not to burn the wontons.
2. Chop the scallions and garlic into very small pieces.
3. Chop the crab meat into tiny squares.
4. In a medium bowl, mix the crab meat, cream cheese, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sesame oil, scallions, garlic, and chili powder.
5. Take a wonton wrapper, cover all four sides of it with egg white, place about 1 teaspoon of the crab mixture into the middle of the wonton wrapper.
6. Fold all corners up so that they all meet in the middle and pinch all four sides making sure to seal it tightly.
7. Fry in the oil for about 3-4 minutes or until they are a nice golden brown.
8. ENJOY with some sweet and sour sauce!

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