Crab Rangoon Appetizers

Crispy fried wontons filled with a sweet crab and a slightly garlicky cream cheese fried to perfection! These delicious Crab Rangoon will disappear as quickly as you can make them!

Crab RangoonOne of our favorite treats at the Chinese place always has been Crab Rangoon. BUT we never eat out there anymore. I decided to make my own last summer for the first time – but went “healthy” with it and baked them – they just didn’t turn out that good. So, the next time I made them I decided I would fry them. Oh yeah. That was much better!I’m pretty proud of myself. I’ve accomplished a few Chinese meals that have turned out pretty well as of late and our favorite so far is the Walnut Shrimp. Yummy! Yeah, that dish is Grumpy’s favorite also.

I have seen recipes all over the place for the Crab Rangoon, but I decided to make it my own way. The first place I ever had Crab Rangoon was at the Hyvee grocery in Cedar Rapids. I loved those – they were the best I have ever had….and there was a bit of sweetness to the filling. So, I tried to replicate them (just smaller).


Crab Rangoon
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
  • 4 ounces Crab Leg (imitation) cut into small pieces
  • 6 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 3-4 shakes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 green onions (white parts only) diced
  • couple shakes of garlic powder
  • wonton wrappers
  1. Mix crab meat, cream cheese, worcestershire sauce, sugar, green onion and garlic powder til well combined.
  2. Lay wonton wrapper on counter, place approximately 1 tablespoon filling. Seal wontons according to package directions. Keep covered with damp paper towel (the filled wontons and the unfilled ones) to prevent from drying out during prep.
  3. Fry in hot oil until browned.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Sharon March 15, 2009 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    These are one of my favorite indulgences! Its good to make your own so you can put as much yummy filling as possible!

  2. averagebetty March 16, 2009 at 12:21 am - Reply

    Oh yeah, FRIED is always better 🙂 Looks great HoneyB!

  3. Christie @ Fig & Cherry March 16, 2009 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Yum! If I can my hands on some real crab these would be lovely.

  4. Elyse March 16, 2009 at 1:10 am - Reply

    Frying always tastes better! I still contend that making these yourself is much healthier than getting them from the Chinese restaurant. They look DELICIOUS! I wish I could have some right now.

  5. Jessie March 16, 2009 at 1:14 am - Reply

    Ohh these look really tasty!

  6. Tangled Noodle March 16, 2009 at 1:37 am - Reply

    I haven’t had these in a while! And sometimes, you just have to go for the frying – baking is healthy but it doesn’t always cut it.

  7. Meg March 16, 2009 at 1:43 am - Reply

    Great job. They look fabulous!

  8. Tracy March 16, 2009 at 2:11 am - Reply

    I love Crab Rangoon! This looks delish!

  9. Ingrid March 16, 2009 at 2:20 am - Reply

    Those look better than the ones the chinese takeout make! Thanks for passing along the recipe. I’m gonna give this a try and thanks for reminding me I have that shrimp recipe in my pile of must makes and need to give a a try!

  10. Stephanie March 16, 2009 at 3:35 am - Reply

    I love crab rangoons! These look delicious, I like the idea of adding a bit of sweetness to the filling. Mmm, crab….

  11. Barbara Bakes March 16, 2009 at 4:20 am - Reply

    Great picture! They look so crispy and tasty!

  12. Stock Photography March 16, 2009 at 4:22 am - Reply

    Sunday, March 15, 2009
    Don’t be crabby with me….

    One of our favorite treats at the Chinese place always has been Crab Rangoon.

  13. Creative One March 16, 2009 at 4:30 am - Reply

    Looks yummy! I love the Walnut Shrimp as well.

  14. Bellini Valli March 16, 2009 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    This is a very tempting dish HoneyB.

  15. Robin Sue March 16, 2009 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    I have made the baked kind and you are right they are better fried. Have a great Monday!

  16. Cristine March 16, 2009 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Looks yummy! I don’t eat seafood, but Nathan loves it and often requests these. Hmmmm… it looks like you’ll have to have me AND Nathan over for dinner sometime! HEE HEE! 🙂

    On a side note… I hope you get your surgery scheduled soon so you can start feeling better! HUGS!

  17. JMom March 16, 2009 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    My girls love this whenever we go to Chinese Buffets but I never tried making it. I should! Your photo is crunchilicious! 🙂

  18. The Hungry Mouse March 16, 2009 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    OMG, these are our favorites! I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I likely have one of the only dogs on the planet who comes running when offered a crab rangoon. 😀


  19. Pam March 16, 2009 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    This looks way better than Chinese take out. Sometimes you just have to have fried food – yum!

  20. noble pig March 16, 2009 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    I love rangoon and make mine with a pineapple dipping sauce!

  21. Elizabeth March 16, 2009 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    I love these – yours look amazing! Nice job!

  22. Bobby March 16, 2009 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    crab rangoons are the best! I could eat tons of these things, they look great.

  23. Apples and Butter March 16, 2009 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    I’ve never thought of making my own crab rangoon at home! These look absolutely decadent!

  24. J.Danger March 16, 2009 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    My husband is going to love you! He will die when I make this for him. Well, assuming I do it right!

  25. duodishes March 16, 2009 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Again, no need for takeout here! They look great.

  26. Katy March 16, 2009 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    I have to concur, fried must be better LOL Yours looks delish. Did they measure up to Hyvee’s?

  27. Bunny March 16, 2009 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    I’m going to have to try this Shelby, I’m going to try my hand at making homemade egg rolls tomorrow and I have pork chops out to make those Maple Chops!!

  28. Priscilla March 17, 2009 at 3:56 am - Reply

    I adore crab-rangoon, yours looks so good!

  29. Donna March 17, 2009 at 11:45 am - Reply

    I had no idea you could buy wonton wrappers? Are these just in our local grocery store? Have any great chicken recipes to wrap inside of them? Something without veggies? lol

  30. Haley July 15, 2009 at 2:33 am - Reply

    Crab rangoon is my husband's favorite treat, and I surprised him with these tonight. I, in turn, was surprised with how easy they were and delicious! Thanks for the recipe, I can't wait to make them for friends!!

  31. Jill's Comfort Zone March 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    This looks yummy!!!!

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