Crab Rangoon Wontons Are the Perfect Bite

Crab rangoon wontons
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
20 wontons

Make these popular Chinese-American restaurant appetizers at home with just a handful of ingredients. The filling is a blend of tangy cream cheese and canned crab meat with a pinch of cayenne for heat. The wontons can be prepared in advance and frozen until ready to deep fry. I love serving these alongside some sweet chilli sauce for dipping!

Related: Classic Chinese Spring Rolls



g canned crab meat, liquids drained
cup full-fat cream cheese
Tbsp finely chopped scallions
tsp garlic powder
tsp Worcestershire sauce
tsp cayenne pepper
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
wonton wrappers
Canola oil, for frying
Sweet chili sauce, for dipping


Ingredients for crab rangoon wontons
Step 1

In a small mixing bowl stir together the crab meat, cream cheese, scallions, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper until well combined.

Crab rangoon filling in a bowl
Step 2

Lightly brush the edges of the wonton wrappers with water and evenly divide the filling amongst the 20 wontons wrappers, about 1 heaping teaspoon per wonton. Fold and pinch the four corners together, ensuring the wontons are tightly sealed.

Crab rangoon wontons being folded
Step 3

Transfer to a tray or plate, cover with plastic wrap and chill for a minimum of 30 minutes. As the wontons chill, heat the frying oil to 350°F degrees.

Folded crab rangoon wontons on a plate
Step 4

Working in batches, fry the wontons until crispy and golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain the excess oil. 

Fried crab rangoon wontons on a plate
Step 5

Serve immediately with sweet chili sauce for dipping.

Crab rangoon wontons being dipping in sweet chili sauce

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