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Air Fryer Crab Rangoon


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Recipe Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 28 ragoons
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Crispy and golden brown on the outside; savory and creamy on the inside. There’s a reason why everyone loves Air Fryer Crab Rangoon. The traditional Rangoon is deep-fried, but we upgraded it in this recipe using an air fryer. Who doesn’t love that crisp taste with less grease and fat?!

This recipe is my better-than-takeout version of our favorite crab Rangoon. It is way healthier as well since you will be using far less oil. Try this recipe with me; I promise you won’t regret it. 

crab rangoon on white plate with dipping sauce

Air Fryer Crab Wontons

Wontons are a type of dumplings that originated from China. However, these air fryer crab wontons are not actually authentic Chinese cuisine. But, I don’t really mind. I think that they’re amazing and one of my favorite things to cook in the air fryer.

Why I Love This Recipe

Once you make this crab rangoon in an air fryer, you will never want to buy take-out again. It’s actually quite addicting to make!

overhead view of air fryer crab rangoon on white rectangle plate next to dipping sauce in a white bowl

Ingredients

The list of ingredients is all you need to make this delicious homemade crab rangoon in the air fryer. Make sure to add these to your grocery list so you can start making this treat in no time. 

  • cream cheese
  • crab meat
  • low sodium soy sauce 
  • chopped green onions
  • wonton wrappers 
ingredients needed to make crab rangoon in the air fryer

Substitutions

Crab meat: If you want a cheaper alternative, you can use imitation crab meat as well. Imitation crab meat isn’t crab at all and tastes a little different, but it’s the best substitute for real crab meat you can get. 

Green onions: Chives are the best substitute for green onions since they look very similar and taste the same as well. 

Wonton wrappers: You can use egg roll wrappers instead if you don’t have wonton wrappers for crab Rangoon. 

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How To Make Crab Rangoon

Make a delicious appetizer in under 1 hour by following these easy steps!

Step 1

Start by chopping crab meat in a food processor until it’s finely chopped.

chopping up the crab in a food processor

Step 2

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, place the cream cheese, crab, soy sauce, and green onion. Mix on a low setting and mix for 3 minutes.

mixing ingredients in a mixing bowl for crab rangoon

Step 3

Then, get a piece of wonton wrapper and place one teaspoon of crab mixture at the center of the wonton wrapper. To seal the wonton wrapper, dip a fingertip into some water or egg wash and lightly coat the edges of the wrapper. 

adding the crab rangoon mixture in the wonton paper

Step 4

Pull together the sides of the wrapper to the middle and then seal the sides together with water while letting all the air escape so that it won’t balloon up while air frying and burst open. 

Step 5

Place Rangoon in the air fryer basket and spray with nonstick oil or olive oil to ensure that the wrappers don’t stick to the air fryer basket. Cook at 370 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Then, transfer to a serving dish and enjoy! 

hand dipping the wonton into the dip

Variations

Shrimp Rangoon: This recipe is also great when you use shrimp, another seafood Rangoon that is to-die-for.

Pork Rangoon: Not a fan of seafood? Then make pork Rangoons by putting pork instead of lump crab meat.

Spicy Crab Rangoon: Spice up your crab rangoon by adding sriracha to the filling mixture.  

close up of crab rangoon cooked in the air fryer

Serving suggestion

This fried crab rangoon is best served with these dishes:

It can also be served along with these side dipping sauces:

  • Sweet chili sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Mustard
overhead view of a plate full of crab rangoon with dipping sauce

FAQs

What if I’m allergic to crabs?

You can totally leave the crab out if you want to. However, the taste won’t be the same, and it will make fewer servings. Another way is by substituting imitation crab instead of real crab meat. Imitation crabs are processed fish meat and do not contain crab meat, which makes it safe for you to eat if you’re allergic to crabs. 

How to store leftover Rangoons?

You can store leftover air fryer Rangoons in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Note that the crispness might fade when the Rangoons are left uneaten, but it’s easy to bring back the crispness when you reheat them in the air fryer again. 

How to freeze Rangoons?

Line a tray with parchment paper and place your Rangoons. Let it completely freeze in the freezer before transferring to a freezer bag or container.

rectangle plate full of crab rangoon and dipping sauce

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Crab Rangoon in the Air Fryer

All the details you need to cook up homemade crab rangoon are found below! Print off the recipe card below or toggle on Cook Mode to keep your screen from going dark while you follow along on your phone or tablet.

rectangle plate full of crab rangoon and dipping sauce

Air Fryer Crab Rangoon

Corinne Schmitt
This simple appetizer recipe is perfect for pairing with so many yummy cuisines!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Servings 28 ragoons
Calories 32 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz package of cream cheese softened
  • 4 oz crab meat
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • small wonton wrappers 

Instructions
 

  • Start by chopping crab meat in a food processor until it’s finely chopped.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, place the cream cheese, crab, soy sauce, and green onion. Mix on a low setting and mix for 3 minutes or until fully incorporated.
  • Then, get a piece of wonton wrapper and place one teaspoon of crab mixture at the center of the wonton wrapper. To seal the wonton wrapper, dip a fingertip into some water or egg wash and lightly coat the edges of the wrapper. 
  • Pull together the sides of the wrapper to the middle and then seal the sides together with water while letting all the air escape so that it won’t balloon up while air frying and burst open. 
  • Place Rangoon in the air fryer basket and spray with nonstick oil or olive oil to ensure that the wrappers don’t stick to the air fryer basket. Cook at 370 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Then, transfer to a serving dish and enjoy! 

Nutrition

Calories: 32kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 98mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 114IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
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a collage of 2 images of Air Fryer Crab Rangoon, top part shows a piece being dipped in a red sauce, bottom part shows a top view of the Air Fryer Crab Rangoon on a plate with red dipping sauce

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