Wontons filled with cream cheese and imitation crabmeat are a favorite from Hawaii. Serve them with a variety of Asian-style sauces for dipping.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1 quart oil for deep frying
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 (12 ounce) package imitation crabmeat, flaked
- 1 (5 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
- 5 green onions, chopped
- 2 (14 ounce) packages wonton wrappers
Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, soy sauce, imitation crabmeat, water chestnuts and green onions.
Place approximately 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture in the center of each wonton wrapper. Fold into triangles and seal edges with moistened fingers.
In small batches, fry the wontons in the hot oil 3 to 4 minutes, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.