Crab Rangoon Dip
So let’s talk truth. About dreams. What do you dream about? I rarely remember my dreams. When I do remember my dreams, wanna know what they are about? That’s right, I literally dream about food. I’m not crazy, right? You guys dream about food too, of course. (Pleasesayyes, pleasesayyes, pleasesayyes.) RIGHT???
I come up with some of my best recipes ideas in my dreams. That’s how this crab rangoon dip was born. I’m not sure if I was craving crab rangoon or Chinese food or just plain crazy (probably the later) but I woke up thinking about turning crab rangoon into an outrageous dip.
And outrageous it is. Paul has dubbed it “crack dip.” It tastes exactly like the filling of a crab rangoon: tangy, savory and a little bit sweet. I decided to fry up some won ton wrappers for the dipping mechanism too because, well, why eat crab rangoon filling without fried won ton? You’re welcome.
Crab Rangoon Dip with Homemade Won Ton Chips
Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5
Cook Time: 12
Sweet crab rangoon filling turned into a crowd-pleasing dip.
24 won ton wrappers, cut into 1-inch strips
Canola oil, for frying
8 ounces (1 block) 1/3-less fat cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup light sour cream
6 ounces lump crab meat
1 Tbs. honey
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
1 green onions, sliced, optional
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut won ton wrappers into 1-inch strips.
Stir cream cheese and sour cream together in a large bowl. Add crab meat, honey, soy sauce, garlic powder, sugar and green onions. Transfer to a baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, until the dip is warm though.
Add 1-2 inches of canola oil to a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Fry the won ton strips in batches for 1-2 minutes each, until lightly browned and crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to cool. Serve with the dip.
Alternately, you can bake the won ton wrappers for a healthier option. Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and bake at 375 degrees until lightly browned and crispy.