Punchbowl Party Planning

Tasty Holiday Party Appetizer: Crab Rangoon

Host a holiday party this season and serve tasty appetizers and hors d’oeuvres such as crab rangoon. Crab rangoon is an American Chinese appetizer made of cream cheese, crab, and deep-fried pastry. At your party, serve finger foods like crab rangoon so guests can enjoy them standing with a glass in their other hand, and simultaneously socialize with other party guests. Learn how to make crab rangoon and mark one appetizer off your to-do list.

Enjoy this delicious crab rangoon recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb. crab meat
  • 1/2 lb. cream cheese
  • dash Worcestershire sauce
  • dash tabasco
  • dash paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. steak sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 package wonton wrappers (approximately 2 1/2 dozen)
  • oil for frying

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients for the recipe for crab rangoon except for the wonton wrappers and oil. Lay each wonton on a piece of wax paper and place a heaping teaspoon of the crab mixture on each wonton. Gather the edges and seal them with water (or an egg yolk with water added and beaten). Deep fry the wontons at 375 degrees for three minutes or until brown. Drain the excess oil from the wontons on paper towels.

Make the baked crab rangoon in advance ahead of time and freeze them until the party. Shortly before the party reheat them on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 15-30 minutes.

There are many variations of crab rangoon recipes so don't be afraid to experiment or get suggestions from friends!

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