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Crab and Cream Cheese Wontons

There’s a restaurant near our house that sells Cream Cheese Wontons. My son is absolutely addicted to these things, and we truly cannot have dinner there unless a cream cheese wonton order is placed. They’re a little on the decadent side, but I have to admit that they’re quite delicious.  My little guy was thrilled that I decided to re-create these at home. I added a little fresh crab to the mix to create Crab and Cream Cheese Wontons. Here’s how you make them:

Anderson Seafoods recently sent me a goodie box of their seafoods (halibut, mahi mahi, lobster tails…). And also in that box was a can of jumbo lump crab meat. For the filling I used crab meat, kosher salt, cream cheese and green onions…. fresh ginger too, but it didn’t make it into the picture.

I have to talk about this crab meat for a minute. I didn’t think I really liked crab all that much. I doubled the recipe for these wontons, and I had some crab meat left over. I have to tell you that I could not stop eating it. It was that delicious. I guess I do like crab!

Mix the filling ingredients in a bowl. Super simple- just mix them with a sturdy spoon.

Lay a wonton wrapper on a dry work surface. You’ll need a little bowl of water nearby.

Dip your finger in the water and rub along the edges of the wonton wrapper to dampen them. This is going to act as the glue that holds the edges of your wonton together.

Place a heaping teaspoonful of the filling in the center of the wonton wrapper.

Fold the wrapper over the filling to create a triangle and run your finger along the edges to seal.

You can always keep them in the shape of a triangle if you’d like, but I think that bringing the corners up to meet in the center is more fun… and it makes them more bite-sized. Just bring the two outside corners up to the center and press them together with a tiny bit of water (again… the glue). Repeat with the remaining wrappers- you can get a little assembly line going to make this process quicker. A dampened paper towel placed over the filled wontons will keep them from drying out.

Heat a couple of cups of oil in a deep saucepan. It’s hot enough when you flick a little drop of water into the oil and you can hear it sizzle. Fry the wontons a few at a time, just until they’re golden brown & crispy.

All fried and crispy and ready to eat. I served these with some Plum Sauce for dipping that I purchased from the Asian aisle in my regular market. My kid was overjoyed that I made his favorite appetizer at home. I have a feeling that I’ll get requests to make these often. They really were very, very good. 

Yield: About 20 wontons

Prep Time: 35 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Crab and Cream Cheese Wontons

My family is addicted to these appetizers at a local restaurant of ours. It seemed only natural to re-create the recipe at home!


4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 green onions, minced
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1/4 pound lump dungeness crab meat
kosher salt, to taste
20 wonton wrappers
2 cups canola oil (for frying)


1. In a medium bowl, use a sturdy spoon to mix cream cheese, onions, fresh ginger, crab meat and salt.

2. Assemble the wontons: Place a wonton wrapper on a work surface. Dip your finger in a bowl of water and then rub edges of the wonton wrapper to dampen. Place a heaping teaspoonful of the crab mixure into the center of the wonton wrapper. Fold the bottom corner of the wonton wrapper over the filling to meet the opposite corner (you'll end up with a triangle). Press the edges lightly to seal. Bring the left and right corners up to the center and seal those together. Place on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Continue with remaining wonton wrappers- an assembly line of doing 3 or 4 at a time works well.

3. Heat oil in a medium to large saucepan over medium-high heat. Oil is hot enough when a drop of water flicked into the oil creates a crackling sound. Fry wontons in hot oil until golden brown and crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

4. Serve immediately.


*I like to serve these with plum sauce (Asian aisle in the market) for dipping.

*These can also be heated up (re-heated) in the oven the same day that you make them.


Anderson Seafoods is a 30 year old, family-owned, online source for fresh, frozen and live seafood products. They service top-notch chefs, as well as marketplaces such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. They have recently started to deliver seafood overnight to home customers who would like to have fresh, healthy, tasty, sustainable seafood delivered directly to their front door. You can also order entrees, already prepared for you & shipping is free on orders over $119.  Order one day and your seafood arrives the next day.  How cool is that?

Anderson Seafoods is offering up a $150 gift card to one lucky RecipeGirl reader, just in time for your Memorial Day weekend barbecue! This giveaway is now closed!

The winner was selected via  commenter #137.  Congratulations, Iris!

disclosure: I was not paid to write this post.  Anderson Seafoods sent me a sampler of their seafoods and provided this giveaway for my readers.  All opinions shared are entirely my own.


  1. postedMay 19, 2011 10:00 AM

    Great giveaway! I’d love to stock up on some sockeye salmon.

  2. postedMay 19, 2011 10:00 AM


  3. postedMay 19, 2011 10:02 AM

    Yum, what a great giveaway!!! I adore crab meat!

  4. postedMay 19, 2011 10:02 AM

    Halibut, Mahi Mahi, & Shrimp!!!

  5. postedMay 19, 2011 10:03 AM
    April V

    Lobster Tails! It’s been a long time since I’ve had any!!

  6. postedMay 19, 2011 10:04 AM

    Tweeted by @eyeamcam! 🙂

  7. postedMay 19, 2011 10:05 AM

    Mmm! Crab legs, for sure. Yummy, yummy.

  8. postedMay 19, 2011 10:07 AM

    Crab meat or Salmon for me!

  9. postedMay 19, 2011 10:19 AM

    I’d order crab, shrimp and scallops — my 3 absolute favorite seafood items. Love them! Those wontons look delicious . . . going to have to give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing it!

  10. postedMay 19, 2011 10:20 AM

    I would order lots of CRAB!

  11. postedMay 19, 2011 10:31 AM

    Yum, definitely crab!

  12. postedMay 19, 2011 10:33 AM

    Awesome giveaway! I would so order scallops!!

  13. postedMay 19, 2011 10:37 AM

    Ooooh, scallops!!

  14. postedMay 19, 2011 10:37 AM
    Cheryl Stoy

    Scallops, Crab and shrimp…maybe lobster??? The possibility are endless but I have a new seafood cookbook so this would be heaven sent!

  15. postedMay 19, 2011 10:37 AM
    April in CT

    What an awesome giveaway!! I’d absolutely order some crab so I could make your recipe, but I’d also get some shrimp and halibut. Definitely craving some seafood now.

  16. postedMay 19, 2011 10:39 AM

    I would order a bunch of scallops!

  17. postedMay 19, 2011 10:42 AM

    Now that you’ve made it look so easy I’d love to use the crabmeat to make the wontons for my family. Plus we all LOVE crab.

  18. postedMay 19, 2011 10:44 AM

    I’ve shared this on my Facebook page

  19. postedMay 19, 2011 10:46 AM

    I tweeted this also!

  20. postedMay 19, 2011 10:47 AM

    I tweeted 🙂

  21. postedMay 19, 2011 10:50 AM

    Alrighty, on Facebook too!

  22. postedMay 19, 2011 10:52 AM

    Whoa. What an amazing giveaway! I would order lobster tails for the hubs, and crab meat for me! YUM!

  23. postedMay 19, 2011 10:53 AM

    I cooked shrimp for the first time a couple weeks ago and was amazed that I did it. It also tasted pretty good. I would get more shrimp and try my hand an cooking it again.

  24. postedMay 19, 2011 10:59 AM

    I’d order crab. Lots of crab!

  25. postedMay 19, 2011 11:01 AM

    I tweeted as well!

  26. postedMay 19, 2011 11:04 AM

    Lobster tails!

  27. postedMay 19, 2011 11:05 AM

    What an amazing giveaway. My family just had some delicious wontons & was trying to find a way to recreate them. I’m going to try your recipe.
    I would order salmon.

  28. postedMay 19, 2011 11:14 AM
    Mellisa W.

    Scallops and lobster tails. Thanks!

  29. postedMay 19, 2011 11:17 AM
    Mellisa W.

    I FB your giveaway.

  30. postedMay 19, 2011 11:20 AM

    Definitely the crab…YUM!

  31. postedMay 19, 2011 11:21 AM

    Wonderful give away…..galley package….

  32. postedMay 19, 2011 11:25 AM

    Definitely crab. I love seafood so I’d probably have trouble choosing.

  33. postedMay 19, 2011 11:25 AM
    mary lindsay

    raised in Lousiana…i am a seafood loving girl. i would want crab, shrimp, and salmon!

  34. postedMay 19, 2011 11:25 AM


  35. postedMay 19, 2011 11:36 AM

    Definitely crab! YUM! 🙂

  36. postedMay 19, 2011 11:43 AM

    My first instinct was to say “shrimp,” but after reading this recipe I think I would definitely order some crab meat! What a wonderful giveaway.

  37. postedMay 19, 2011 11:43 AM
  38. postedMay 19, 2011 11:45 AM

    I would get shrimp!

  39. postedMay 19, 2011 12:07 PM
    Shannon Sperry

    I would have to have some of that awesome looking crabmeat for sure! Some shrimp and salmon, too. Nom!

  40. postedMay 19, 2011 12:08 PM
    Shannon Sperry

    Shared the link on my facebook page, just like you asked!

  41. postedMay 19, 2011 12:12 PM

    I would love some crab!! I love making crab cakes. Ok, my mouth is now watering.

  42. postedMay 19, 2011 12:12 PM

    Shared the giveaway on fb

  43. postedMay 19, 2011 12:13 PM

    SALMON! Can’t get enough of it.

  44. postedMay 19, 2011 12:16 PM


  45. postedMay 19, 2011 12:16 PM

    I would love – love! – some lobster.

  46. postedMay 19, 2011 12:18 PM

    I think I would try the crab! Your recipe sounds simple enough that even *I* could make it! 🙂

    Have tweeted this too (via @ken_gonzalez )

  47. postedMay 19, 2011 12:26 PM

    I want to order lobsters for a special dinner with my hubby! Salmon would be fantastic too… ohh so crab…. jumbo shrimp… let’s be honest, i want it all!

  48. postedMay 19, 2011 12:28 PM

    this recipe looks… Amazing! I’d definitely choose crab….

  49. postedMay 19, 2011 12:31 PM

    It would be hard to resist the salmon but I think I’d also want to try a seafood I’ve never prepared like crab, lobster or mahi-mahi.

  50. postedMay 19, 2011 12:53 PM
    Mary Pentecost

    I am such a lover of seafood, but recent documentaries have scared me away from buying as much as I would like. I am thankful to see that this is all sustainable fishing. I would order halibut and of course, some canned crab to try with some cream cheese wontons!! Mmm!!

  51. postedMay 19, 2011 12:55 PM
    Mary Pentecost

    Also, I totally shared this on my facebook page!

  52. postedMay 19, 2011 1:18 PM

    This recipe looks delicious 🙂 I would def try the crabmeat and mahi mahi and then experiment with other kinds of fish!

  53. postedMay 19, 2011 1:26 PM

    Yum! I’d order lobster tails and crab legs. Thanks so much! 🙂

  54. postedMay 19, 2011 1:28 PM

    I never buy crab, and I love it so. It would have to be the crab. Though all seafood is awesome!

  55. postedMay 19, 2011 1:35 PM

    I love it all but I would probably get salmon and shrimp!

  56. postedMay 19, 2011 1:50 PM

    Salmon and scallops. YUMMY! Thanks for a great recipe and a fun giveaway!

  57. postedMay 19, 2011 2:02 PM
    Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)

    your recipe looks amazing, Lori!

    I’d love to buy salmon…my husband would be thrilled!

  58. postedMay 19, 2011 2:40 PM

    salmon, definitely!! yummmm!!!

  59. postedMay 19, 2011 2:54 PM

    The scallops look great!

  60. postedMay 19, 2011 3:35 PM

    I would order salmon for sure! Also, Mahi Mahi, crab and shrimp! Yum!

  61. postedMay 19, 2011 3:52 PM

    The crab of course. So I can make those yummy won tons.

  62. postedMay 19, 2011 4:09 PM

    I’d love to try their Chilean Seabass, but I think I’d have a hard time getting away from that website without my husband putting one of everything in the cart! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

  63. postedMay 19, 2011 4:43 PM
    Laura T

    I’m all about the crab. I made crab stuffed deviled eggs over Easter, and I’m in love!

  64. postedMay 19, 2011 5:17 PM

    The crab meat! Your recipe has me craving it now!

  65. postedMay 19, 2011 5:58 PM
    Tina From Pa

    I would go with the crab meat ,so I could make my husvand this great recipe! Thank You for sharing another winning recipe!

  66. postedMay 19, 2011 6:15 PM

    Thanks for the great giveaway. I love crab. That’s my pick.

  67. postedMay 19, 2011 6:18 PM
    Lindsay K

    I love crab cakes!! So I must have the jumbo lump crab meat!

  68. postedMay 19, 2011 6:19 PM
    Lindsay K

    I tweeted about this great giveaway! (LindsayKaufman)

  69. postedMay 19, 2011 7:11 PM

    I love crab meat, shrimp, scallops or actually any kind of seafood. This is a great give away. Thanks for the opportunity.

  70. postedMay 19, 2011 7:21 PM

    I’d definitely get the shrimp and lobster tails…mmmm!!!!

  71. postedMay 19, 2011 7:28 PM

    I tweeted about the giveaway (tjk427)!

  72. postedMay 19, 2011 7:37 PM
    Ellen M.

    I’d order crab meat. I lived in Maryland for a while and adore crab cakes. I also love to eat crab Norfolk when in the Outer Banks! I’m new to your site. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  73. postedMay 19, 2011 7:49 PM

    I would love to try some salmon. I’ve never made it myself before but I love to get it whenever I can.

  74. postedMay 19, 2011 8:25 PM

    I think I would spend the whole thing on lump crabmeat!

  75. postedMay 19, 2011 8:49 PM

    I’d love the Wild Mexican Shrimp and Frozen Alaskan Halibut–my favorites. Thanks so much for the very generous giveaway.

  76. postedMay 19, 2011 8:50 PM
  77. postedMay 19, 2011 9:09 PM

    I love crab! Definitely jumbo crab meat. ahh.

  78. postedMay 19, 2011 11:30 PM

    My Nanny used to make something similar to this and I loved it. Great app recipe!

  79. postedMay 19, 2011 11:39 PM

    Wow! I was at first thinking of the Australian Lobster tails, but now I think the Fijian Ono. Looks great, everything on their website! Thank you for sharing them with us!

  80. postedMay 19, 2011 11:43 PM

    Hi! I added them as a friend (request) and also shared them on my profle.The fijian ono looks fantastically fresh!

  81. postedMay 19, 2011 11:47 PM

    I would definitely love to try lump crab meat!

  82. postedMay 20, 2011 12:32 AM
    Cheryl W.

    Crab meat so I can make some of those cream cheese and crab wantons. My daughter and I love them. Also, I have been dying for some sea scallops, so they would definitely be on my list.

  83. postedMay 20, 2011 12:34 AM
  84. postedMay 20, 2011 12:40 AM
  85. postedMay 20, 2011 3:12 AM

    I would love the crab meat. But the scallops and salmon looked good too.

  86. postedMay 20, 2011 3:28 AM

    I’m very happy with all types of seafood, what a great giveaway!

  87. postedMay 20, 2011 3:42 AM

    lobster tails, of course! 🙂

  88. postedMay 20, 2011 3:44 AM

    You are always shared on my FB page!

  89. postedMay 20, 2011 3:59 AM
    Debbie H.

    I would order lobster, crab, and shrimp!!!

  90. postedMay 20, 2011 4:52 AM

    The crab looks so yummy!

  91. postedMay 20, 2011 5:03 AM

    What a great giveaway! I would get shrimp for sure! And the wontons look great. We have a place here that has cheese wontons, that my husband absolutely loves! Adding crab is a great idea!

  92. postedMay 20, 2011 5:03 AM

    It would have to be crab or mahi mahi or any of the seafood on offer because I love it all!!!!!!

  93. postedMay 20, 2011 5:25 AM

    Oh I would so get crab, shrimp, and lobster tails. Yummy!!!!

  94. postedMay 20, 2011 5:43 AM

    I would order crab and shrimp!

  95. postedMay 20, 2011 5:44 AM
    Lois Schmucker

    Shrimp–my grandchildren’s favorite!

  96. postedMay 20, 2011 5:45 AM

    … and shared on my FB page.

  97. postedMay 20, 2011 5:47 AM

    I would get the jumbo crab meat and lobster tails, so delicious and sweet.

  98. postedMay 20, 2011 5:48 AM

    Crab, shrimp, and mahi-mahi are on my list. Yum!

  99. postedMay 20, 2011 5:48 AM

    … and tweeted!

  100. postedMay 20, 2011 6:10 AM
    Mary K

    King crab legs! Yum.

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