today's special treat is of the asian variety: baked crab rangoon bites!
mike and i love crab rangoons at the chinese restaurants and i've even made a crab rangoon dip a couple times. but after seeing a friend use wonton wrappers for a different recipe, i wanted to give them a whirl.
here's what you need: (to make about 16-20 bites)
1 package of wonton wrappers (found in the produce section near the tofu)
1 package of cream cheese (8 oz.), softened
2 cans crab meat
1 teaspoon worchestershire sauce
2 green onions, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
preheat your oven to 350. spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. then you'll put one wonton wrapper in each muffin spot. you'll need to do a couple little folds to get it in there right.
once the muffin pan is full, spray the wonton wrappers with a little bit more spray. this will help them brown and crisp up in the oven.
bake them for 8-10 minutes or until they just start to brown and get crispy.
while the wonton wrappers are in the oven, you want to mix up your filling. get everything together (the cream cheese, crab meat, worchestershire sauce, green onions) and mix it in a bowl. add salt and pepper if needed. i added some pepper.
now you just have to wait for the wontons to come out of the oven! once they're baked, just use a small scoop (or spoon) and fill each of the wonton cups with the crab rangoon filling!
then put them back in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the filling is warm and soft.
don't they look totally delicious?! just like a crab rangoon, but in a little bite-sized wonton cup! i look forward to using these little wonton wrappers to make other bite-sized treats.
i think the possibilities are endless! you could do steak and cheese, chicken cordon blue, spinach and artichoke, turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce...even desserts! i have a feeling this is not the last time you're going to hear about these wonton wrappers from me!
i think i may make a crab rangoon dip again soon and use the wonton wrappers to make dipping sticks! the last time i made a dip, i just stopped by the chinese restaurant on the way to the event we were going to and picked up some fried wontons...but you could easily cut the wonton wrapper squares into a two or three strips and bake them for dipping chips! see? the ideas really are endless! =)
did you make any delicious creations this weekend? tell me all about your favorite recipes and i'll feature them right here on my kinda perfect! email me here to share your yummy treats!