crab and cream cheese stuffed wontons
these are e.a.s.y.
things you need:
-imitation crab meat
-1 pkg. cream cheese
-1 sm. bunch of green onions
-ground and/or fresh ginger
-salt to taste
-garlic powder and/or fresh garlic
what to do:
soften cream cheese in microwave. approx. 45 to 50 seconds. or on the stove. medium heat until soft. but not burnt!
mix softened cream cheese with a spatula.
add paprika. ginger. pepper. garlic powder. a pinch of salt.
dice crab and green onions.
on a cutting board assemble the won tons by adding approx. 1/2 t. (or more) of cream cheese mixture. a bit of crab and onions to the “paper”. pinch together-using the cream cheese as “glue” so that it is is snug, but not completely closed on top. you’ll see the ingredients peeking out a bit. avoid overstuffing.
(while you are assembling the wontons you can prep the pan with just enough of the olive oil to barely cover-but not completely-the bottom of the pan to fry them in, but be careful not to burn it!)
fry the wontons so they appear toasty/crisp in the olive oil. adding more garlic powder. ground ginger and pepper. to your desired taste. you can easily flip them over a few times to cook both sides.
the nice thing about prepping them in this assembly line way is that you can make them to suit the tastes of all the members of your household! we do different “fold” for the one that are made with or without something. my girl has her signature fold. they look like little dumplings.
picture repeat. just for the recipe’s sake!