My Favourite Crab Wonton Recipes 蟹肉馄饨食谱

May these 4 crab wonton recipes give you some ideas to create your own.

My dad used to like to buy food in large quantities and throw food parties with the extended family. His favourite is durian parties but crab parties are also popular. There are always leftovers and my grandmother will have to find ways to use them up. There was leftover crab fried rice, leftover crab congee, and leftover crab wontons.  

You don’t have to buy fresh crab just to make crab wontons. It is okay to use ready-packed, frozen or canned. You can even try using imitation crab sticks. 

Let me share 4 recipes.

Recipe 1 - Crab wonton recipe with pork

This recipe is a traditional wonton boiled and served in soup. It contains ground pork. If you do not eat pork, substitute with ground chicken.

Ingredients

  • 250g crab meat
  • 250g ground pork
  • 1 stalk finely chopped spring onion
  • 2 tsp cooking wine
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 1 packet of wonton wrappers

Directions

  1. Mix the ground pork, crab meat, chopped spring onion, cooking wine, soy sauce, minced ginger, and egg together well. Alternatively, do not mix the crab meat with the ground pork. Add them separately into each wonton when wrapping them. Try both methods and decide which you prefer.
  2. Wrap the wontons
  3. Boil water and cook the wontons. Drain and leave aside
  4. Prepare the wonton soup
  5. Pour the soup into serving bowls, add the wontons and serve

Recipe 2 - Spicy crab dip wontons

This recipe is by Kikkoman. It is not a traditionally wrapped crab wonton. The skin is shaped into cups using a muffin tray so that it can hold the crab cream cheese dip. The cups are baked in the oven for 15 minutes and topped with a cabbage coleslaw. I think it is easy enough. What do you think? 

Choose the whitish wrappers over the yellow ones. The yellow ones have eggs in them and may turn out hard. More details at my wonton wrappers page.

 The written recipe is available at  https://www.tastemade.com/videos/spicy-crab-dip-wontons

Recipe 3 - Imitation crab wonton roll

This Chinese recipe features imitation crab meat and shredded cheddar to make a crispy wonton roll using the air fryer. The video did not specify the quantity of the ingredients. I will attempt to give some.

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of imitation crab meat (or 1 can of crab meat or fresh crab)
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 packet of wonton wrappers 

Instructions

  1. Remove the imitation crab meat and slice them into 1-inch sections or shred them into smaller pieces
  2. Place a small amount of crab meat and shredded cheese on a wrapper
  3. Wrap the wonton into a roll (follow the video)
  4. Seal with water
  5. Spray or brush them with some oil
  6. Cook in the air fryer at 180-degree celsius for 8-10 minutes. Use the oven if you do not have the air fryer. 
  7. Prepare any dipping sauce you like and serve together with the wonton roll

Recipe 4 - Crab Rangoon Recipe

Crab rangoon is not strictly a Chinese dish. But since it uses the wonton wrapper, I am going to include it here. 

I like the texture of fresh crab meat together with soft cream cheese. Add on the crunch of a crispy wonton case. Lethal combination!

Ingredients

  • 1 can crab meat
  • 1 package soft cream cheese
  • 1 small onion, diced and sauteed
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 packet of wonton wrappers
  • Cooking oil for frying

Directions

  1. Mix the crab meat, soft cream cheese and sauted onion together
  2. Add a little milk if the mixture is too dry
  3. Wrap the wontons. Try the samosa style
  4. Heat a wok of oil and fry the crab rangoons
  5. When the crab rangoons float to the surface, they are done
  6. Fry a little longer till they turn golden brown

Fresh crab meat wrapped into crab wontons is a delight to eat. I hope you enjoy these and do take a look at the my wonton fillings and if you are crazy over crabs, do hop over to my friend Crabma's website for more lip-smacking crab recipes.

Happy Souping, Phoebe