Crab Puffs - Crab Rangoon

Crab rangoon
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  • 14 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 4 mins
  • Yield: serves 4 - 6
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This Crab Rangoon recipe comes from Shirley Fong-Torres, who learned the recipe from her father, the original chef at Trader Vic's restaurant. Her company, Wok Wiz Walking Tours and Cooking Center, runs a very popular series of culinary and historical walking tours in San Francisco throughout the year. Learn more about upcoming events here

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 pound cooked crab meat or smoked salmon, lightly flaked
  • 1 teaspoon green onion, finely minced
  • 1/4 pound cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon steak sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 pound​ won ton wrappers
  • 1 beaten egg or 2 egg whites
  • 3 cups vegetable oil

How to Make It

  1. Combine crab meat or smoked salmon, green onion, cream cheese, steak sauce, and garlic.
  2. Place 1/2 teaspoon of mixture in the center of the won ton wrapper; fold square over to form a triangle. Lightly brush the center with the beaten egg.
  3. Bring opposite corners together and press gently, so filling will be secure. Place oil in wok and heat to 375 degrees for deep-frying.
  4. Deep-fry one crab or salmon puff and adjust heat downwards if necessary. Fry rest of puffs until delicately brown, less than two minutes. Serve hot.