Are you hosting the next game day, weekend party, family get together or holiday party? If so, this Pretty Plate Crab Rangoon recipe will be a great addition to your menu! Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce and you will be set. These are crispy and golden on the outside and creamy with a little crunch on the inside. The best thing about this is that you can make them ahead of time and then cook them later when you’re ready! Oh, and these are freezer friendly as well!
Chinese appetizers are one of my favorite things, they also happen to be my husband's favorite as well. He is a huge sucker for crab rangoons. We have to order them anytime we order Chinese take out. So, with that being said, I knew that I had to come up with a recipe that we can have on hand for when that craving kicks in. I love making these at home for a few reasons. One, I know exactly what is in them and two, the ingredients and filling on the inside just taste fresher. Once you try this recipe, I can guarantee that you will find yourself skipping the takeout and resorting to these.
If you are wondering where the little crunch from the filling comes from, it comes from water chestnuts. I just had to incorporate water chestnuts into my crab rangoon recipe. Why? Well because in all honesty I love them. They are so simple, pretty bland and colorless. However, I love the crunch it gives to Chinese dishes! Anytime we order a Chinese dish that has water chestnuts, I find myself searching for them in between the other proteins and vegetables it’s mixed in. When these little guys get mixed in with sauces, proteins, herbs and spices, they just come to life and are so fun to eat.
Making these could not be easier, however I will say filling them is a bit time consuming. Filling them could take about 20-30 minutes depending on your pace and if you have extra hands helping. But, if you don’t mind this, then the reward at the end will be well worth it.
When it comes to mixing the filling together, I have a few tips:
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These mouthwatering party favorites are wonton wrappers that get formed into adorable little pockets and filled with a mixture of crab, cream cheese, green onion, waterchestuts, soy sauce, sesame oil and garlic. Can you say yum!
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