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Crab Puffs - Crab Rangoon

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Crab rangoon
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This Crab Rangoon recipe comes from Shirley Fong-Torres, who learned the recipe from her father, the original chef at Trader Vic's restaurant. Her company, Wok Wiz Walking Tours and Cooking Center, runs a very popular series of culinary and historical walking tours in San Francisco throughout the year. Learn more about upcoming events here

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1/2 pound cooked crab meat or smoked salmon, lightly flaked
  • 1 teaspoon green onion, finely minced
  • 1/4 pound cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon steak sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 pound won ton wrappers
  • 1 beaten egg or 2 egg whites
  • 3 cups vegetable oil


Combine crab meat or smoked salmon, green onion, cream cheese, steak sauce, and garlic.

Place 1/2 teaspoon of mixture in center or won ton wrapper; fold square over to form triangle. Lightly brush the center with the beaten egg.

Bring opposite corners together and press gently, so filling will be secure. Place oil in wok and heat to 375 degrees for deep-frying.

Deep-fry one crab or salmon puff and adjust heat downwards if necessary. Fry rest of puffs until delicately brown, less than two minutes. Serve hot.
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 4 out of 5
Much better than the restaurant, Member rboydnm

The crab rangoons are easy to make althrough it can take awhile to assemble them. Using 6oz of cream cheese instead of 4oz made them creamier. I used low-fat cream cheese and fried them in canola oil. Contradictory - yes, but yummy!

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