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Do you need an impressive appetizer for a dinner party?  Here you go!  This is so delicious, and your friends will not believe that you made it yourself!!!  You can find lots of great recipes in my cookbook…if you don’t already have it, I hope you will order one and know that you are helping rescue and shelter groups at the same time.




Dipping Sauce

1/2 cup rice vinegar

2 Tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger


Crab Filling

1 lightly beaten egg white

1 Tablespoon rice vinegar

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon Maine Sea Salt (you can find this in my online boutique)

1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper

1 Tablespoon freshly grated ginger

1 Tablespoon finely minced shallot

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 pound fresh crabmeat, picked through for shells

24 wonton wrappers

4 Tablespoons peanut oil

1/2 cup water for steaming


Make the dipping sauce by combining all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.  Set it aside.


For the crab filling, in a medium bowl, whisk the egg white until it is frothy…then add the vinegar and sesame oil.  Season it with the salt and pepper.  Add the ginger, shallot, cilantro and lemon juice.  Mix to combine.  Add the crabmeat and stir together.  Place 1 Tablespoon of the crab mixture into the center of a wonton wrapper.  Moisten the edges with water and fold into a triangle…crimp the edges to seal and sit the wonton upright.  Pat it down gently so that it will sit upright on its own.  Repeat until all of the filling is gone.


In a large skillet, heat 2 Tablespoons of the peanut oil over medium-low heat.  Add half of the filled wontons, sitting upright, into the pan…fry for 1 minute or until the bottom is a very light golden brown.  Do not overbrown them…they will cook even longer during the steaming process!!!    Remove the pan from the heat at this point.  Very, Very carefully…remember…the grease in that pan is HOT…very carefully pour in 1/4 cup warm water.  IT WILL SIZZLE AND SPLATTER!!!!!  Carefully cover the pan with a tight fitting lid and place it back on the burner over medium-low heat for about 4-5 minutes and let the steam finish off the wontons.  Remove cover and finish cooking wontons until most of the water has evaporated.  Remove the wontons with tongs to a serving platter…wipe out the pan completely with paper towels…and repeat the entire process with your second batch of wontons.


Serve immediately with your prepared dipping sauce.  You will love these…they are ADDICTIVE!



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