Crab Wontons

8 oz cream cheese softened
8 oz package of imitation crab
1 bunch of green onions chopped
1 large egg
½ tsp hot sauce
1 pkg wonton wrappers
Cooking spray
Soy sauce
Ginger optional

Note: If you have never purchased wonton wrappers before, they may be tricky to find. I’ve found mine in the produce section by the chopped vegetables, go figure, and also in the refrigerated natural food section. But it’s best to ask someone to point you in the right direction because neither of those made sense to me.

In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, green onions, egg and hot sauce until combined. Fold in the crab meat and set aside


You will need a small bowl of water to seal the edges of the wonton wrappers. If you have a large counter, clean the counter and place the wonton wrappers on the counter. Drop a teaspoon full of the mixture in the center of each wonton wrapper.


Using water and your fingers, seal the edges of each wonton to create a triangle. Before sealing completely, with your fingers, push any remaining air out of the wontons. I put a little water on my finger to wet in the inside edges and then used a little more water to completely seal the edges once the wonton was formed into a triangle. The photo below will show you how this will look. It may sound difficult but it’s a cinch!


Now to complete the wonton shape, fold the left and right corners in to overlap slightly and seal them together using a little more water on your fingers. Place the wontons to the side.


Put a pot of water on to boil and add salt to the water as if you were boiling pasta. Boil the wontons 8 to 10 at a time placing them in the boiling water one at a time while being careful not to crowd them because if they touch they will stick together. Boil the wontons until they float to the top of the water – approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Set the boiled wontons to the side on paper towel to remove the excess water.


Once you have boiled all of the wontons, you are ready for the final step. Spray a large frying pan with cooking spray and heat it to medium high. Brown both sides of the wontons, approximately 1-2 minutes. You will need to do this in small batches but they brown quickly.


Serve the wontons with a side of soy sauce. I added a few pieces of fresh ginger to the soy sauce because the ginger flavor is a perfect complement to the flavors in this dish. Or serve with duck sauce.


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