Get ready for a treat that’s even better than Panda Express – Crab & Cream Cheese Rangoons! These little pockets of goodness are perfect with some sweet chili sauce for dipping. Today, we’re going to learn how to make Panda Express Cream Cheese Rangoons with crab meat right in our own kitchen, and trust me, they’re going to be amazing. Picture them: crispy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside, and absolutely irresistible when paired with sweet chili sauce.
- 2 cups of crab meat
- 3/4 cup of cream cheese at room temperature
- 2 scallions chopped
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- Water to seal the wrappers
- Wonton wrappers
- Sweet chili sauce for serving optional
- Vegetable oil for frying
- In a large bowl, mix together the crab meat, cream cheese, chopped scallions, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
- On your working surface, lay out a wonton wrapper. Place about a tablespoon or less of the crab filling in the center of each wrapper.
- Brush the entire border of the wrapper with a little water. Bring the opposite ends together and pinch tightly to seal. Make sure to press out any excess air to prevent them from bursting while frying. Repeat this process until all the crab filling is used. Keep the wonton wrappers and rangoons covered with a towel or in a ziplock bag to prevent them from drying out while you work.
- In a pot, heat enough oil over medium-high heat until it reaches just below frying temperature, about 325 to 350°F. Be careful not to exceed this temperature, or the rangoons will fry too quickly and burn.
- Carefully drop the wontons into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pot. Fry them in batches until they turn golden brown. Once they’re done, remove them from the oil and transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
- Serve your homemade Crab & Cream Cheese Rangoons with sweet chili sauce or sweet and sour sauce, and get ready to enjoy every crunchy, creamy bite!