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Avocado Crab Rangoon:
This super simple recipe is so delicious you'll need to invite friends over to prevent eating the entire batch by yourself! Avocado replaces the traditional cream cheese in these crab rangoon and enhances the flavor.
Prep time 5 minutes. Cook time 2-3 minutes per batch.
3/4 cup avocado mashed with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can, 6 oz, crabmeat, drained
2 green onion tops, snipped
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1 48 oz bottle of vegetable oil for frying
Small wonton wrappers (Located in the refrigerator produce section at the grocery store and sold in 60 count packages.) (For a recipe to make your own click here: http://chinesefood.about.com/od/dimsumwonton/r/wontonwrapper.htm)
Pour the vegetable oil in an electric skillet and heat to 350 degrees.
Meanwhile, In a medium bowl, mix the mashed avocado, crab, green onion, garlic, sugar, and soy sauce. Place a teaspoon of crab mixture on each won ton. Moisten the edges of the wrapper with a wet finger (keep a water bowl handy.) Press the edges together to seal in little bundles.
Deep Fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sweet and sour sauce.
Prefer to bake yours? Place on a greased baking sheet. Spritz with non-stick cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.