Easy Stovetop Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips | Simple, Crispy, Creamy
Let's get goony! If you order Chinese food and don't order crab rangoon, did you actually order Chinese food? They're crispy, creamy, gooey, slightly sweet and just the best bite bundled up in a crispy wonton package! I am not even going to pretend that I know how to fold wonton wrappers properly to make a legitimate crab rangoon-- so we are going to cheat. We are making this dip on the stovetop, it replicates the same ooeygooey-ness in a regular crab rangoon and to be honest, it will take a lot out of you to not eat this dip by the spoonful. This recipe combines some simple and easy to access ingredients that even the most beginner cook can make, and it's faster than takeout!
Over the Fourth of July weekend we had a full conversation about people's eating preferences. I am a full believer in a sampler platter as my entire meal (bento box style- a little bit of everything), and my husband, Daniel is the kind of person who needs a full cohesive meal. He needs a protein, starch and vegetable. We were about a 50/50 split over the holiday. I also did a poll about this a few weeks ago on my Instagram (go follow if you like videos of very uncoordinated cooking) and the vast majority said the prefer more of a sampler platter as their meals! What do you prefer? A lot of little things, or a full put together meal? Let me know in the comments or over on Instagram.
Chunk imitation crab meat, chopped finely
This can usually be found near the seafood or by the smoked salmon.
Chopped green onions
Lol, Crab Rangoon was created in America
Just like the Cuban Sandwich, Crab Rangoon is a "foreign food" that was actually created in America! Okay, okay. So there's no exact identifiable origin of Crab Rangoon, but, the most recognized origin of Crab Rangoon is at the iconic Polynesian themed restaurant, Trader Vic's located in Oakland, California. Sound familiar? That's because Trader Vic's was a large inspiration for the favorite grocery chain of all Trader Hoe's like me, Trader Joe's!
Think about it, cream cheese is a very American ingredient. My favorite sushi roll, the Philly Roll got it's name because it used Philadelphia Cream Cheese. We get some of the best best best best ever foods from the fusion of cultures. Ingredients used in traditional recipes may not always be found in America.
Some other examples of "foreign" foods that were actually created in America are:
Chimichangas, chop suey, fajitas, fortune cookies, General Tso's Chicken, spaghetti and meatballs, spicy tuna roll, and queso! Wild, huh?
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