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Crab Rangoon Recipe


Apparently crab rangoon is quite the popular appetizer at Chinese restaurants in America. I’ve never discovered crab rangoon on a menu here in Vancouver, but on a trip to Chicago last year, I saw it on every Chinese restaurant menu we saw.

For some reason I find saying “crab rangoon” immensely hilarious. Whenever we pass by a random Chinese restaurant in the states, I drag Mike over, point and the menu and yell out “CRAB RANGOON!” like a five year old.

In Chicago, saying “crab rangoon” over and over again reminded me of the name of the bad guy in Batman Begins. For the life of me I couldn’t remember what his name was. Even though I kept pestering Mike, he refused to tell me. Then, in a moment of brilliance at dinner, my brain synapses flashed and I remembered: Batman’s mortal enemy is Ra’s al Ghul! Is it just me, or does Ra’s al Ghul’s name sound suspiciously like crab rangoon?

Ra’s al Ghul aside, I knew I had to make crab rangoon one day. I found this super easy recipe on and went to town. Instead of the canned crab, I bought fresh. I also dialled down the cream cheese and added sriracha for kick. The rangoons came out perfect: addictive crisp cups filled with creamy, spicy, crabby insides.

i am crisp, i am crabby: i am crab rangoon!

Crab Rangoon Recipe adapted from
yield: 12 rangoons

  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • 1/2 cup fresh crab or 1/2 can white crab meat, drained and flaked
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions, divided
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • squeeze of lemon
  • sriracha and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly spray both sides of the wonton wrappers with cooking spray and place in a mini muffin tin. Throughly mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice until smooth and free of lumps. Add the crab and 1 tablespoon green onions and fold in. Season with sriracha and freshly ground pepper.

Spoon about 1 tablespoon of filling into each of the cups and bake 15-20 minutes or until edges of cups are golden brown. (Keep a close eye on the cups as the wrappers can toast up quickly). Top with remaining green onions. Enjoy warm.

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  1. D: why does everything on your blog look SO DELICIOUS?!

  2. Love the recipes, love the blog!!!

  3. This looks de-li-cious!! I love your blog so much! It is such a visual stunner!!

  4. Crab ragoon is my staple food when ordering Chinese takeout – now I can make them myself! Love the photos, graphics, everything here – excellent blog.

  5. Just found your blog and am loving it. Keep up the good work – must dash off and eat something now!

  6. These are fantastic! My new favorite crab rangoon recipe!! Thank you!!

    (found this on pinterest)

  7. I found this post while I was working on one of my own blog posts (also crab related). The format and design you have going are pretty awesome, as functional and attractive a food blog as I have come across so far.

  8. These look delicious and fully stuffed. Nothing worse than biting into crab rangoon and there’s little to no filling. Ruins my day.


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