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Weird things happen when you miss church on the day everyone signs up to bring a dish for the annual holiday party. You find things beside your name like lobster and filet. Well- I don’t know about bringing those – but I can manage a savory and simple Baked Crab Rangoon appetizer.
From “homegating” to “Friendsgiving” and holiday parties, November and December are full of activity and I’m always on the hunt for recipes that can be prepared quickly and transported easily without leaving a sink full of dirty dishes waiting for me to get home.
Baked Crab Rangoon is a recipe I commandeered from a college friend’s mom about 15 years ago. Every now and then I will make it at home to go with Cashew Nut Chicken but since I can’t stop eating it all myself, most often I carry Baked Crab Rangoon along to holiday parties.
Drop by Ingles for your Louis Kemp® Crab Delights® Flake Style meat along with cream cheese, wonton wrappers, and green onion (Trust me, you want to stick with Crab Delights to get the richest flavor.) and let’s get started.
Baked Crag Rangoon
Using a handheld or standing mixer combine 2 blocks of cream cheese, 16 oz package of Crab Delights, Worcestershire sauce, diced green onions, salt and pepper.
While these ingredients are mixing, crack and beat 2 eggs and lay out your wonton wrappers.
Now for the fun part!
Place 1 spoonful of Crab Delights mixture in the center of each wonton wrapper and give the wrapper an egg wash using a basting brush or your finger.
You have a few options to finish your Baked Crab Rangoon:
1-pinch together edges to close up the wonton wrappers
2-fold corners together for a pinwheel shape
3-leave wontons open and press into cup of a mini-muffin pan
This is my preferred method- mainly because it’s quick, but also because I tend to go heavy on the Crab Delights mixture and it can be tough to close up my Baked Crab Rangoon.
Sprinkle Baked Crab Rangoon cups with remaining green onion and bake at 375 degrees for 12-14 minutes until the wonton wrappers have a golden tint and browned edges.
Serve with a Chili-lime sauce.
Perfection in a bite!
Printable Baked Crab Rangoon Recipe
- I prefer to make this as a large recipe since I make it to share, but halving the recipe is perfect for a small gathering.
- 16 oz. Louis Kemp® Crab Delights® Flake Style
- 16 oz. Cream Cheese (I prefer low fat or fat free)
- 1/4 cup diced green onion (+ more for garnish)
- 2 T Worcestershire sauce
- 1-2 tsp hot sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 eggs, beaten
- wonton wrappers
- 1- Preheat oven to 375.
- 2- Using a standing mixer, combine Crab Delights, cream cheese, green onion, Worcestershire, hot sauce, salt and pepper.
- 3- Spoon mixture onto center of wonton wrappers.
- 4- Bathe wonton wrapper with egg bath using basting brush or fingers.
- 5- close wontons and place in sprayed muffin tins (I prefer to use mini-muffin pans).
- 6- Bake for approximately 15 minutes until wonton wrappers are golden and edges begin to brown.
- 7 Serve with Sweet Chili Sauce.
Tips and Tricks for a Healthier Holiday
If you’ve hung around A Kreative Whim much you know I love delicious food that is lightened up and packed with protein. Baked Crab Rangoon fits perfectly into this category. I mean, obviously it’s baked and not fried but did you know?
Crab Delights are made with premium Wild Alaskan Pollock fillets and are a good source of protein as well as naturally low in calories and cholesterol.
After my dad’s very serious health scare last year my family has made a concerted effort to stay heart healthy and keep our cholesterol in check so I am partial to any foods that help me do that.
In addition, I swap out the regular cream cheese for low fat or fat free. I promise Baked Crab Rangoon is savory enough you will not notice the difference.
Finally- if you have never purchased Crab Delights before it is in the frozen and refrigerated seafood section of select stores, like Ingles. (Here is a coupon for $1 off your next purchase.) Wonton wrappers are in the refrigerated produce area of most grocery stores.
Well friends, that’s all I’ve got for today! Who is headed out to Holiday parties this weekend? We are booked up! What is your favorite appetizer to share?