Sunday, February 5, 2012

Baked Crab Rangoons

Soooooooo....I was craving chinese food earlier this week. And not just ANY Chinese food. I was craving those yummy fried crab rangoons. I used to eat those by the bag, lol. And seeing as how I no longer weigh what I USED to, and never, EVER want to weigh that again, I decided NOT to get them. 

I did, however, decide to make my own.

Now, I won't lie. I'm not gonna sit here and say they taste EXACTLY like the real thing. But they are a damn fine alternative.  Plus, they have none of the guilt! :)

one package wonton wrappers (between 48-50 squares)
8 oz neufchatel cheese (or low fat cream cheese)
2 cups imitation crab meat (or real crab, i'm just a cheapskate haha)
.5 tsp lite soy sauce (reduced sodium)
1.5 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 diced green onion (I didn't have any, so the pics don't have it)


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) Finely chop crab meat. I put mine in the food processor.

3) In a bowl, combine crab meat, cheese, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, and green onion. Mix until well combined.

4) Lay out wonton wrappers, and measure 1/2 tablespoon of mixture onto the center of each one.

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5) Wrap however you want. I think the little "purses" get the most even color, whereas the egg roll wrap doesn't get much color, and the triangles get lots of colors. Use your preference of "crispiness" and fold however you prefer. (see pic below)

6) Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray, and put all the rangoons on so that they're not touching, but they can be really close to one another. When they're all on the tray, spray them lightly with cooking spray. This will help them to brown.

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7) Bake for 15-17 minutes, remove from oven, and enjoy!!!

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I got 50 rangoons from this recipe. For 2 pieces:
Calories - 80
Protein - 3
Fiber - 0
Carbs -11

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