Sunday, August 25, 2013

Crab and Cream Cheese Won Tons

When I began writing this blog almost two years ago, I promised to post My Most Requested Recipes.  Although this is not one of my most requested recipes, it is one of my most requested dishes to bring to a party. 
I believe people don’t ask for the recipe because they think it’s difficult to make.  You will soon see how easy it really is to prepare.  Be careful if you make it though, because once you do, you too will be required to bring the Crab and Cream Cheese Won Tons to every party.  Besides Bacon Candy, this is my most requested dish to bring.

§     1 package won ton wrappers (50 wrappers)
§     1 cup of crabmeat, finely chopped
§     1 8oz container of cream cheese with garden vegetables
§     Vegetable oil for deep frying
§     Dipping Sauce (sweet & sour sauce, duck sauce or sweet chili dipping sauce)

I use imitation crabmeat for my won tons but you can use fresh crabmeat if you prefer.  If you do, make sure to carefully remove any bits of shell.  For the crabmeat mixture, I like the flavor of the cream cheese with garden vegetables mixture.  If you can’t find it, use a block of cream cheese flavored with finely minced onion, carrot, celery and chives.  If you make your own cream cheese mixture, be sure to season with salt. 
In a small bowl, mix together the crabmeat and cream cheese. 
Take one won ton and place 1 teaspoon of the mixture in the center of the wrap.
Fold in half. 
Bring corners together. 
Overlap corners and brush with water to seal. 
Repeat with remaining wraps.
Into a small saucepan, add approximately 1 1/2 – 2 inches of oil.  I use a very small saucepan so I don’t waste a lot of oil.  Heat oil on medium heat until a drop of water sizzles.
Fry 4 won tons at a time until lightly brown, approximately 30 – 45 seconds. The won tons will continue to brown after removing from the oil, so don’t overbrown.  Drain on rack or paper towel. 
Serve warm with dipping sauce.  
For a printer friendly copy of this recipe, go to Crab and Cream Cheese Won Tons. Enjoy!

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