Crab and Cheese Wontons

These crab and cheese wontons are a classic restaurant appetizer that you can make at home! They’re so delicious and better than take-out!

These crab and cheese wontons are a classic restaurant appetizer that you can make at home! They're so delicious and better than take-out!

If I had to choose a favorite appetizer when we order take-out, it would definitely be crab and cheese wontons! There’s a Thai restaurant just down the road from our house that makes the best crab and cheese wontons, and we order from there embarrassingly often. Since our Thai food obsession is starting to negatively affect our bank account, I decided it was time to figure out how to make our beloved wontons at home! The result was these delicious crab and cheese wontons, and I think I may actually like them better than the restaurant version!

We’ve made these wontons frequently over the last year and have perfected our recipe. My husband Geoff is so into making them that he actually bought a little dumpling press so his wontons can look extra fancy. (No worries if you don’t have one – they will still taste just as good folded by hand!) The process of making them is much quicker and easier than you might think, and they are absolutely delicious!

We always make ours with imitation crab meat (mostly because I have no experience with cooking with actual crab meat, and also it’s much less expensive) and they taste delicious that way. If you’re more adventurous than I am and want to try these little beauties with actual crab meat, I would love to hear how it went! I didn’t grow up eating very much seafood, and I’m still learning how to prepare it and enjoy it, so I’d love any tips you may have for me.

These wontons are always a hit at my house, even with my generally picky children, and they are so easy to make that we have them often. You definitely need to give them a try!

Crab and Cheese Wontons

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Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes

Ingredients

for the filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 ounces imitation crab meat chopped

for assembling:

  • 1/2 package wonton wrappers
  • water
  • oil for deep frying

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a heavy pot or deep fryer to 350. While the oil is heating, mix together the cream cheese, green onions, garlic powder, onion powder, and imitation crab to make the filling.
  • Scoop about one teaspoon of filling into the center of each wonton wrapper. Dip your finger in water, then run it along the edges of the wonton wrapper and press together to seal. Drop the wontons into the oil, 5-6 at a time, and cook for 3-5 minutes, until crispy and golden brown, flipping halfway through. Serve hot.
Servings: 12
These crab and cheese wontons are a classic restaurant appetizer that you can make at home! They're so delicious and better than take-out!

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