Monday, December 5, 2011

~favorite appetizer link party~

I am linking up with my friend Edie to share my favorite holiday appetizer.
~crab and cream cheese wontons~
{recipe and photo from here}
I suggest dipping them in plum sauce, but you can eat them as is.

Ingredients:

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 green onions, minced
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1/4 pound lump dungeness crab meat
kosher salt, to taste
20 wonton wrappers
2 cups canola oil (for frying)

Directions:

1. In a medium bowl, use a sturdy spoon to mix cream cheese, onions, fresh ginger, crab meat and salt.
2. Assemble the wontons: Place a wonton wrapper on a work surface. Dip your finger in a bowl of water and then rub edges of the wonton wrapper to dampen. Place a heaping teaspoonful of the crab mixure into the center of the wonton wrapper. Fold the bottom corner of the wonton wrapper over the filling to meet the opposite corner (you'll end up with a triangle). Press the edges lightly to seal. Bring the left and right corners up to the center and seal those together. Place on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Continue with remaining wonton wrappers- an assembly line of doing 3 or 4 at a time works well.
3. Heat oil in a medium to large saucepan over medium-high heat. Oil is hot enough when a drop of water flicked into the oil creates a crackling sound. Fry wontons in hot oil until golden brown and crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
4. Serve immediately.
Happy Monday!
xoxo



8 comments:

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Melanie:

These appetizers sound awesome! I just love your blog and love reading it....gives me so much inspiration.

By the way, I am having a burlap bag giveaway on my blog, feel free to enter if you wish.

Have a great day! I am one of your new followers~

Have a happy holiday!

{northern cottage} said...

oh yum - I LOVE me some fried up cream cheese - is that wrong?!?

Thanks for sharing!

www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

The enchanted home said...

Please tell me they are dietic! Haha...seriously these look way way too good,I would have ZERO self control over these!!!!!!!

Cindy @ Creating at Home said...

Oh Yum!! I'll have to try these for sure.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Argghhh Melaine....you've struck upon one of my very weakest points....I LOVE Crab Rangoon - and this is a perfect mimic!!! Copying and pasting as I type....Thanks for sharing! Hope your week is off to an awesome start! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

bevy said...

that sounds so yum! must try some time soon.

{edie} said...

well that does. the party is complete. one of my favorite blogger friends, cheese and fried dough!
what else could we possibly need?
love to you my friend :)
and thanks for sharing,
xoxo,
edie

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