Last night, I made crab rangoons for the first time. I was so happy that they came out so delicious! Most of them were more picturesque, but I didn’t get a chance to take a pic before they were scarfed up (the last few had a little cream cheese leak out but they tasted just as good). A friend asked if I’d share the recipe so I thought I’d post it here too.
Crab Rangoon Recipe
Makes About 16 | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: About 5 Minutes
1 brick (8 oz) Kraft Philadelphia Regular Cream Cheese, softened
4 crab sticks finely diced (imitation crab meat or real if you prefer)
2 tablespoon powdered sugar
Pinch of salt
Dash of Worcestireshire Sauce
Green Onions finely diced or Dash of Onion Powder
Oil, for deep frying
Mix the cream cheese, crab meat, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Stir to blend well. Place about 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese filling in the middle of a wonton wrapper. Dab some egg on the outer edges of the wonton wrapper and fold the four corners to meet in the center and pinch the sides closed to prevent the filling from leaking out in your oil.
Use a deep-fryer or heat up a pot of oil for deep-frying and fry the crab rangoon until golden brown. (I used a small deep fryer and set the temperature at about 375 degrees.) Dish out with a strainer or slotted spoon, draining the excess oil by placing the crab rangoon on a wire rack.
Don’t serve the crab rangoon immediately after deep-frying as the filling will be too hot! Let the crab rangoons cool down a bit before serving them with sweet and sour sauce.
I remember the first time I tried honeycomb. I love trying new things, so I was really excited. I watched the bees as they worked on a honeycomb displayed in a glass case. There was something rather magical and beautiful about the uniform cells on the comb and the amber glow of the honey in the sunlight.
I purchased a piece in a small, plastic box at the Common Ground Fair. The taste of organic honey was so splendid. It was sweet and floral and much better than the honey found in the bear shaped bottles at the grocery store. I rarely find honeycomb locally and it has been a long time since I’ve been to the annual Common Ground Fair, so I was very excited to learn that I would be able to review Honey Land Honeycomb!
Disclaimer: I received Honey Land Honeycomb at a deep discount in exchange for my honest, and unbiased review. All opinions are my own. I did not receive any other compensation.
The Honey Land Honeycomb is the biggest piece of honeycomb that I’ve ever seen sold as a single unit. I was splendidly surprised and happy with the size of this honeycomb since I tried it and it was delicious. It was big enough to enjoy the sweet, decadent taste for days.
The only downside I found with this honeycomb was the packaging. Although it proudly and beautifully displays the honeycomb, it has a plastic tape-like seal which was a bit frustrating and difficult to remove but also allowed a little of the honey to escape so the case, although well-protected in bubble-wrap, arrived a bit sticky.
This honeycomb is all-natural and organic and no pesticides or herbicides are used with the bees. Thankfully I didn’t find any dead bees in my case of honeycomb (after reading a bit more about honeycomb online, apparently, this is an issue that some people have encountered with honeycombs before); I was happy that my honeycomb arrived beautifully with none of its makers! The comb is raw and unprocessed. Pieces of the comb can be enjoyed on toast, crackers, and yogurt, but I enjoy it simply by itself. You can just break off a piece and pop it in your mouth. Chewing it for a bit releases all of the flavor and nutrients stored in the wax (you simply spit out the wax after).
Overall, this honeycomb was superb! The flavor was even better than I remembered! I would definitely recommend it to those who like honey, love honeycomb, and those who have never tried it.