I love chinese food in almost any shape or form...BUT these crab wontons are right up there with my very favorite, especially when my sweet daughter, Kim, whips them up and makes them for me. She likes them as much as I do, so we get to eat them often. They are great to serve as a main dish or you can serve them as a side dish with one of your favorite chinese entree's.
"syihwan" (means "Enjoy" in chinese)
Kim's Crab Won Tons
2 1/2 packages cream cheese, softened (we have used the Neufchatel cheese and it works just as well)
8 oz. chopped imitation crab
1/2 bunch of chopped green onion.
I used the kitchen scissors and just snipped off the tops directly into my bowl. (I tell my kids that
onions are always optional, because they don't like onions, BUT Kim insists that they are NOT
optional for this recipe...and I tend to agree, the won tons don't taste as good without them.)
1 package won ton wraps
Oil for deep frying
Combine cream cheese, imitation crab and onion in a bowl and mix with a mixer until well blended. Place a teaspoon of filling on the center of the won ton wrap. Moisten the edges with water and bring all corners together at the top, press to seal shut. Heat oil to 350 degrees. Fry the won tons until they are golden brown, about 45 seconds to 1 minute. Drain well on a paper towel.
"hen hau fan" (means "very good food" in chinese)