Crab Rangoon Egg Rolls

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Crab Rangoon Egg Rolls have a bit of exciting history. They were created in the 1950s by a chef working at a Chinese-American restaurant in New York City. He was trying to make a new dish popular with American customers, so he took the classic Crab Rangoon filling and put it into an egg roll wrapper.

The dish was an instant hit and soon spread to other Chinese-American restaurants around the country. Today, Crab Rangoon Egg Rolls are a staple of Chinese-American cuisine. They can be found on menus all across the United States.

If you’ve never had a Crab Rangoon Egg Roll before, you’re in for a treat. The crispy egg roll wrapper pairs perfectly with the rich and creamy Crab Rangoon filling, and the whole thing is fried to perfection. Trust me; these things are addictive!
You’re in luck if you’ve ever wanted to make your own Crab Rangoon Egg Rolls.

Today, I’m going to share with you my complete recipe for this favorite appetizer. I’ll also answer some of the most common questions people have about making them and provide tips and tricks to make the process go a little more smoothly. Let’s get started!

What Do You Need For Cooking Instruments?

-Mixing bowl
-Whisk
-Measuring spoons
-Spatula
-Rolling pin (optional)
-Sharp knife or pizza cutter
-Heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven
-Spider strainer or slotted spoon

Step by Step procedure to make the Best Crab Rangoon Egg Rolls

Now let’s get into how to make these Crab Rangoon Egg Rolls! This recipe is pretty simple, and if you follow the steps below, you’ll have no trouble turning out delicious egg rolls.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 package egg roll wrappers
  • 1 can of crab meat
  • 1/2 cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • oil for frying

Instructions:

  1. Mix the crab meat, cream cheese, green onions, garlic powder, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Next, take an egg roll wrapper and place it on a clean surface with one of the corners pointing towards you.
  3. Scoop about two tablespoons of the crab mixture into the center of the wrapper.
  4. Wet your finger with water and run it along the edges of the wrapper. Then, fold up the bottom corner, so it covers the filling.
  5. Next, fold in the two side corners. Then, roll up the egg roll from the bottom until it’s sealed at the top.
  6. Repeat until all of the egg rolls are made!
  7. Heat some oil in a large skillet over medium heat to fry them. Then, add a few egg rolls to the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes per side until they’re golden brown and crispy.
  8. Serve with sweet and sour sauce or your favorite dipping sauce, and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks for making Crab Rangoon Egg Rolls

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make the best crab rangoon egg rolls:

  • Use fresh crab meat for the filling. This will ensure that your egg rolls are nice and juicy.
  • You can use canned crab meat if you can’t find fresh crab meat. Just make sure to drain it well before using it.
  • For a crunchier egg roll, deep fry it instead of baking it.
  • You can also freeze the egg rolls before cooking them. This way, you can cook them fresh whenever you want.

Frequently Asked Questions About Making Crab Rangoon Egg Rolls

How much filling should I put in each egg roll?

I recommend using about two tablespoons of filling per egg roll. This will give you a generous amount of filling without overstuffing the egg rolls.

Can I make these egg rolls ahead of time?

Yes, you can make these egg rolls ahead of time! Just make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, so they don’t dry out. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.

What can I serve with these egg rolls?

These egg rolls are delicious and plentiful with a dipping sauce. Sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce, and duck sauce are all great options.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this recipe for crab Rangoon egg rolls! If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to leave them below. And if you try this recipe out, let me know how it goes!

Crab Rangoon Egg Rolls

Recipe by Alexandra Jo
Servings

8-10

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package egg roll wrappers

  • 1 can of crab meat

  • 1/2 cream cheese

  • 1/4 cup green onions

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • oil for frying

Directions

  • Mix the crab meat, cream cheese, green onions, garlic powder, and salt in a bowl.
  • Next, take an egg roll wrapper and place it on a clean surface with one of the corners pointing towards you.
  • Scoop about two tablespoons of the crab mixture into the center of the wrapper.
  • Wet your finger with water and run it along the edges of the wrapper. Then, fold up the bottom corner, so it covers the filling.
  • Next, fold in the two side corners. Then, roll up the egg roll from the bottom until it’s sealed at the top.
  • Repeat until all of the egg rolls are made!
  • Heat some oil in a large skillet over medium heat to fry them. Then, add a few egg rolls to the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes per side until they’re golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve with sweet and sour sauce or your favorite dipping sauce, and enjoy!

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