Delicious … Baked Crab Rangoon
2016 – May – 22
Are you ready for the BEST homemade crab rangoon ever?! I know, right …. HOMEMADE? Yes, definitely homemade! What does this mean for you? Ummmm….. You can feast on these delicious, inexpensive treats whenever you desire. Now that makes it taste even better, right?!
I was craving Panda Garden and, well, even the closest location is just not an option considering it is a couple days drive. So the next best option was to try local Chinese joints – only to be disappointed. Then, as luck would have it, I stumbled across (ok, actually I searched for hours browsing so many websites and images I lost track of where I first started looking) … Krafts Foods recipes for BAKED CRAB RANGOON.
I adore SIMPLE, DELICIOUS, QUICK (and INEXPENSIVE) recipes. There’s nothing like being hungry for just the right snack but not really knowing what it is until you happen upon it … THEN … In the silence of a very satisfied, hungry family enjoying an amazing snack, you find … BLISS (that silence when noone is asking for anything, everyone is happy, and you feel like SUPER MOM (Ta Da!) for making the most amazing snack).
So, I won’t keep you any longer. Let’s gather the ingredients.
- Imitation Crab Meat (16 ounces, which is 2 packages)
- Cream Cheese (16 ounces, which is 2 packages)
- Miracle Whip (1 cup)
- Wonton or Egg Roll Wraps (1 package)
- Green Onions (4 stalks/onions) … Remember these are the small onions bundled together (about 10 stalks) in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.
Of course you can cut the batch in half … but seriously, why? It is that delicious!
Oven: Preheat to 350*. When it time, you will bake for aprx 15 minutes depending on how “golden brown” you prefer.
Hint: Use a Pampered Chef small/medium cookie scoop for portion control.
Okay, grab a large bowl, cutting board, rubber spatula, paring knife (you know, the small knife you use to cut fruit), plus your mixer/beaters. Sometimes our store is out of the small wonton wraps so I purchase the larger egg roll size then simply cut them into 4 pieces. Ok, now place the cream cheese and Miracle Whip in the mixing bowl. Dice (cut into small pieces) the imitation crab meat. It will break down into smaller pieces when mixed. Now it’s time for the green onion … BUT WAIT! …
Suggestion … Already knowing you are going to LOVE this recipe, I suggest recycling your green onion to avoid another errand to the grocery store. So, here’s how it is done. Simply cut off the onion aprx 1 inch above the roots. Fill a flower pot about 3/4 full with gardening soil. Insert the onion piece so it is completely covered with soil (about 2 inches) Lightly water daily. Within a week, you will see beautiful spouts pushing thru the soil. Within a couple weeks, you will have usable, new green onions – just in time for another batch. Sometimes we just cut off the greens to use, other times we pull the onion and start the process anew. This definitely saves time as I normally keep imitation crab meat in the freezer.
So, you have added all the ingredients. It’s time to use your mixer to thoroughly breakdown the ingredients into a nice rather smooth mixture. This is when the magic begins to happen. Doesn’t it look amazing?! In just moments you will have a delicious snack.
Grab your Pampered Chef small or medium cookie scoop. Place a level scoop of mouth-watering goodness (also known as “filling”) onto the center of each square wonton.
Then fold up the sides almost bringing the tips of the side together in the center.. Basically you are making opposite sides of the wonton touch.
And 15 minutes later …. Our home became quiet. My kitchen was filled with adoring family very interested in the intoxicating smell. Waiting, smiling, saying ever so kind words, as they were hoping I made extras just for them. The clouds parted, the sun shone, and I was elevated to great delight with my accomplishment (but moreso the amazing recipe). Yes, they are THIS amazing!