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Crab Rangoon Dip

Crab Rangoon Dip

I have been holding out on your for awhile with this recipe.  I am sorry!  I don’t know why I haven’t shared it sooner.  Hopefully you will love it, and just forget that I made it for the Superbowl, and am sharing it with you a month later.  Crab Rangoon dip would make a great addition to your Easter appetizers, or your weekend snacking, or even Friday night dinner….you pick!

Crab Rangoon Dip

I had this great idea to make the filling of a crab rangoon into a dip.  Then I googled it, and found it had already been done.  Lots of times.  That will teach me to ever google my brilliant ideas!  My good friend Cassie made it last year, and I completely missed it.  I have never been steered wrong with her recipes, so I figured I would use hers and go for it.

Crab Rangoon Dip

This was a hit at the Superbowl.  I am probably in trouble with someone that I have waited so long to share this recipe, he was kind of in love with this stuff.  It was super easy to make.  In the morning I mixed everything together, and put it in the fridge.  Then a couple hours before the party started, I put it in the crock pot to get warm.  I even went all out and fried wonton strips for the full experience.  These are addicting on their own, I couldn’t stay out of them!  Trust me, you can’t go wrong with this Crab Rangoon Dip for any occasion.  I wonder if I need to have some of this stocked in the fridge for when my brother house sits for us next week?

Crab Rangoon Dip
 
Serves: 8
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Crab Rangoon filling as a dip with fried wonton wrappers
Ingredients
  • 8 oz cream cheese (1/3 less fat)
  • ½ cup light sour cream
  • 1 (6oz) can lump crab meat, drained
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
Wonton Chips
  • 24 wonton wrappers, cut into strips
  • Canola Oil for frying

Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix all of the ingredients together for the dip.
  2. Heat in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes, or put in a small crock pot over low heat for 2 hours.
  3. In a large pot, pour in 2 inches of canola oil. Heat over medium high heat, until about 375 degrees.
  4. Working in small batches place strips of wontons into the pot. Cook for about 1 minute, turn them and cook for another 1 minute, or until lightly golden brown.
  5. Remove to a wire rack to drain and cool before serving.

Notes
Adapted from Bake Your Day

 

 

Comments

  1. This sounds great! I haven’t had crab rangoons in years! I love that you can sub light cream cheese and light sour cream instead of the high fat junk they give you with Chinese takeout! :)

  2. Ummm this needs to be re-labeled “crack” dip. Because that’s what it would be to me!

  3. This sounds delicious!

  4. I could make this with fried rice wrappers and it would be gluten free! I love this!!!

  5. I LOVE this Erin. Crab Rangoon is a favorite guilty pleasure so this sounds to die for.

  6. YUM! Crab Rangoon is a great weakness of mine. I’ve been known to ask for it for a whole meal instead of an appetizer. This is a brilliant idea even if someone else came up with it also!

  7. So glad you liked it!

  8. Crab Rangoon’s are one of my favorite appetizers, I can’t wait to try this!

  9. This sounds incredible! Love crab rangoon!

  10. What a delicious dip, I love the wonton chips!

  11. Hi Erin, love the recipe, but I was wondering what could possibly be substituted for the wonton strips? I’m not sure what else would pair well with this dip but in a pinch I would rather not have to fry all the strips!

    Thanks!

    • Lot of stores sell fried wonton strips, you could check there. You could also spray the wonton wrappers with nonstick spray, and bake at 400 degrees for a few minutes, until they are crispy. Ritz or Triscuit crackers would probably be good too. Hope you enjoy!

  12. I love it! I have made crab wontons and they are one of my favorites. Making it as a dip is even easier. Great recipe!!

  13. YUMMM! I love crab rangoon!!

  14. My husband loves crab rangoon. I think I need to make this for him soon! Great recipe!

  15. This looks so delicious. I just saw it on twitter and came over. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/03/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop.html
    We are also having a giveaway this week for a $50.00 Target Gift Card, so head over to enter.
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  16. I love crab rangoon, so this must be incredible! What a fantastic weekend treat!

  17. Loos good to me, love the wontons for dippers too.

  18. Holy Batman! I love crab Rangoon – and this is such a neat idea! It’s one of those things that just makes perfect sense! Pinning…

  19. I love crab rangoon so much!! This dip looks amazing and I would probably eat all of it.

  20. I have to say that I’m not a fan of dip or crab BUT whenever there’s a party, I’m always in a scramble to find non-sweet recipes. Now I have one bookmarked. Thank you! I’m sure everyone will love. :)

  21. You did hold out! Wow, this is yummy! Love crab and am always looking for new dip recipes. Love the wontons!

  22. Wow, great flavors in a crab dip- great for Superbowl or anytime ;-)

  23. Mmmm.. I love this dip. I think it would be a hit at any party. :)

  24. Sounds delicious! Such a great appetizer, love that you served them with wontons!

  25. Yum!!! Celebrating the best part of the crab rangoon! :)

  26. This sounds so good!

  27. I meant to make this for the Super Bowl and completely forgot! I wonder what the next excuse I can find to whip it up will be… I just love crab rangoon!

  28. Who wouldn’t love diving into this delicious dip! Glad that you shared it with all us.

  29. would it be bad if I skipped the honey? Or can I substitute it for something else? I have a friend who is allergic to honey…

    • You could use a little bit of regular sugar to sweeten it up, or just skip it. It won’t be quite as sweet, but that is perfectly ok!! Hope you enjoy!

  30. I’m not really a fan of crab… Is there any other meat that would be good in this or would it still be good meatless?? I was thinking maybe I could substitute tuna or chicken? Would that be weird? :p

    • I think that going all meatless, and just leaving out the crab would be kind of weird. But I think chicken would work. I am not a fan of tuna, but I think it would be ok. You could make the base, and then try just a little chicken or tuna in part of it to see what you think. If you try it, let me know what you think!

  31. I made this over the weekend for a birthday party and it is sooooo good. I used egg roll wrappers because the store had no wonton wrappers and this dip was a huge hit. Very Very good!!!

  32. Um…can we say genius?! I’m always ordering crab rangoon from my local take-out restaurant but I hate how they only put like a little dab in the little pockets. I don’t know why I never thought to make a dip! Thanks so much :D

  33. The first time I made this I used the lump crab but found it kind of pricey. So I thought I’d cut corners and make some with canned crab meat… Sticking with the lump crab from now on! The dip still has a great taste but I’m not a fan of the texture or the things mixed in the crab meat. Great recipe! :)

  34. No need to fry the wontons. Cut into triangles, spray, or brush with oil and bake. Nice and crispy.

    Vicky

  35. When I really want to treat myself, I’ll order crab rangoons when I order Chinese food. I love them so much but my hips – not so much ;) This recipe my hips can agree with!

  36. Can you fry the wontons ahead of time? Thanks

    • I fried them in the morning, and the dip was served at night, and they were still crispy and perfect. I wouldn’t do them more than 1 day ahead of time though.

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