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If you dream of crunchy wontons stuffed with cream cheese and crab, then you and I have that in common. It’s also incredibly easy to make a healthier baked version at home. Just grab a pack of wonton wrappers from the grocery store— they’re usually stashed near the refrigerated tofu items—and get folding!
The Crab Rangoonies
¼ cup light/reduced-fat cream cheese, room temperature
2 wedges light creamy swiss cheese
1 tsp. reduced-sodium/lite soy sauce
4 oz. (about ⅔ cup) chopped imitation crabmeat
¼ cup finely chopped scallions
1 tsp. chopped garlic
16 square wonton wrappers
Optional dips: sweet & sour sauce, Chinese-style hot mustard
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1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
2. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, cheese wedges, and soy sauce. Mix until smooth and uniform. Stir in crabmeat, scallions, and garlic.
3. Lay a wonton wrapper flat on a dry surface. Spoon about 1 tbsp. of the filling into the center. Moisten all four edges of the wrapper with water.
4. Fold the bottom left corner to meet the top right corner, forming a triangle and enclosing the filling. Press firmly on the edges to seal. Place on the baking sheet.
5. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling. Spray with nonstick spray.
6. Bake for 6 minutes. Flip wontons. Bake until golden brown, about 6 more minutes.
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Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Nutritional Information: (4 crab rangoonies): 161 calories, 4g total fat (2.5g sat fat), 497mg sodium, 22.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 3g sugars, 6.5g protein
‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!
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