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Air Fryer Crab Rangoon Recipe

plate of crab rangoons from an air fryer

Golden Air Fryer Crab Rangoon



Introduction

Experience the delight of Golden Air Fryer Crab Rangoon, where the classic Chinese-American appetizer meets the convenience and health benefits of air frying. This recipe captures the creamy, savory filling of crab and cream cheese encased in a crispy wonton wrapper, all without the need for deep frying.


Perfect for parties, as a snack, or alongside your favorite Asian dishes, these crab rangoons are irresistibly crispy on the outside with a rich, flavorful center.



Ingredients List - Air Fryer Crab Rangoon Recipe

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup crab meat, finely chopped

  • 2 green onions, finely chopped

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 24 wonton wrappers

  • Water, for sealing the wrappers

  • Cooking spray



Step by Step Cooking Instructions

  1. Prepare the Filling: In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, crab meat, green onions, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, salt, and pepper until well combined.

  2. Assemble the Crab Rangoon: Place a teaspoon of the filling in the center of each wonton wrapper. Moisten the edges of the wrapper with water, fold into a triangle or bring the corners together to form a pouch, and press to seal tightly.

  3. Preheat your air fryer to 370°F (188°C) for about 3 minutes.

  4. Cook: Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Arrange the crab rangoons in a single layer in the basket, ensuring they don't touch. Spray the tops of the rangoons lightly with cooking spray. Air fry for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy, flipping halfway through cooking.

  5. Serve: Serve the golden crab rangoons hot with sweet and sour sauce, duck sauce, or your favorite dipping sauce.


six crab rangoon up close on a table

Pro Tips and Suggestions

  • Ensure the edges of the wonton wrappers are well sealed to prevent the filling from leaking out during cooking.

  • For a spicier filling, add a dash of sriracha or finely chopped jalapeño to the cream cheese mixture.

  • These crab rangoons can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to air fry, making them perfect for entertaining.



Interesting Alterations You May Want to Try

  • Substitute the crab meat with minced shrimp or a combination of both for a different twist on the classic recipe.

  • Add a small amount of finely chopped cilantro or parsley to the filling for a fresh flavor note.

  • Experiment with different shapes, such as wonton cups, by pressing the wrappers into a mini muffin tin and air frying until crispy before adding the filling and finishing the cooking process.



Key Takeaways and Calories

  • Golden Air Fryer Crab Rangoon offers a lighter version of the beloved appetizer, achieving the perfect balance of crispy and creamy without the extra oil from deep frying.

  • This dish is an excellent choice for those looking for a delicious, easy-to-make appetizer that's sure to impress guests.

  • A serving of crab rangoon (4 pieces) is approximately 200-250 calories, depending on the size and exact ingredients used.



Conclusion

The Golden Air Fryer Crab Rangoon recipe is a game-changer for fans of this classic appetizer, providing a healthier, yet equally tasty alternative to the traditional deep-fried version.


Whether you're hosting a dinner party, enjoying a family movie night, or simply craving a savory snack, these air-fried crab rangoons are sure to satisfy with their golden exterior and decadent filling.

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