Experience the magic of combining luscious crab meat with a medley of flavors, all wrapped up and fried to achieve a crispy and delectable bite. These Crab Rangoon Egg Rolls are the ideal starter for any gathering, and here’s how you can create them.
2 (8 ounce) boxes of softened cream cheese
1 to 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce (adjust according to preference)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
3 finely chopped green onions
1/2 lb of fresh white crabmeat, either flaked or diced
8 to 10 egg roll wrappers
Vegetable oil, suitable for frying
Mixing the Filling: Use a food processor to combine cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and green onions. Pulse several times until well blended. Transfer to a bowl and fold in the crab meat.
Preparing the Egg Rolls: Position an egg roll wrapper so one of its corners points towards you. Deposit approximately three rounded tablespoons of the crab mixture in the center. Shape the mixture into a horizontal lump.
Fold the wrapper: Start by pulling the closest corner up and over the mixture. Tuck it gently. Next, fold the sides inwards and roll the wrapper tight. To seal the end tip, dab a bit of water. (You can usually find rolling instructions with illustrations on the wrapper’s packaging).
Frying: Heat up the vegetable oil in a sturdy stockpot or saucepan until it reaches 375°F. Fry the egg rolls in batches (2-3 at a time) until they turn a lovely golden brown (typically 1-2 minutes). Reheat the oil between batches. Once fried, place the egg rolls on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
Serve them hot and enjoy the crunch with every bite!
Tips & Notes:
Always opt for fresh crab when possible. King Crab is recommended, but Snow Crab, Dungeness Crab, Blue Crab, and Stone Crab are great alternatives.
If fresh crab is unavailable, use canned or finely chopped imitation crab meat.
Egg roll wrappers are typically found in the produce section of most grocery stores.
Room temperature cream cheese works best for this recipe.
For a sweet touch, consider adding 1/2 tablespoon of sugar or mirin.
Use oils with high smoking points for frying, such as vegetable, canola, or peanut.
To maintain a consistent frying temperature, consider attaching a candy thermometer to your pot. Adjust the heat as necessary after adding or removing egg rolls from the oil.