Air Fryer Crab Rangoons

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These air fryer crab rangoons are super easy to make. The filling is creamy, while the outside is nice and crunchy, without frying in oil. They are the perfect appetizer to share at your next party or gathering or even if you have a Chinese takeout craving.

air fryer crab rangoons recipe

We have all been there. It’s the weekend, and you want your favorite Chinese takeaway, but you are trying to cut down or be healthy, so what do you do? Why not give some of your favorite dishes a try at home?

Often the starters or shared dishes are the best part, and these Air fryer crab rangoons are a great option. Super quick because you are using the air fryer, you aren’t using lots of oil, making them healthier, and they taste delicious.

These crab rangoons are super easy to make. They have a creamy filling, while the outside is crunchy in texture. For this recipe, we used imitation crab meat because it was easier to get hold of and is an ingredient that offers great value for money.

However, if you wish or can get hold of it, fresh crab meat would be a perfect substitution. So if you fancy giving these air fryer crab rangoons a try, then here is everything you need to know to make them.

Air Fryer Crab Rangoons

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • ½ 20 oz package of imitation crab meat, chopped
  • 1 12oz package of wonton wrappers
  • 1 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup diced green onions
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Equipment:

How to Make Air Fryer Crab Rangoons

Crab Rangoons Process 1
Crab Rangoons Process 2

In a large bowl, mix the crab, cream cheese, green onions, salt, and pepper with a fork until thoroughly mixed. You will want all of the ingredients to have combined.

Crab Rangoons Process 3

Grab a wonton wrapper and lay it on a clean surface. You could line a chopping board with parchment paper if you wish. Scoop about 1-1½ tbsp of the crab mixture onto a wonton wrapper.

Crab Rangoons Process 4

Wet the edges with a bit of water and pinch two of the corners into the middle.

Crab Rangoons Process 5

Pinch the remaining two corners together and ensure the edges are sealed. This will avoid any filling leaking out when cooking.

Crab Rangoons Process 6

Place 5-6 rangoons into your air fryer and spray with cooking spray. If you can fit more in, then go right ahead. This would depend on the type of air fryer you have.

Crab Rangoons Process 7

Cook at 380 degrees F for about 5-7 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Just check them at 5 minutes to see how they are getting on.

Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the remaining rangoons.

Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!

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Tips & Tricks:

  • Leave your cream cheese at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to soften. This will help you to combine the cream cheese with the crab.
  • You can use your fingers or a basting brush to wet the edges of the wonton wrappers. Doing this helps them to stick together so that the filing is sealed, avoiding any leakages when using the air fryer.
  • Cooking times can vary depending on your air fryer, so it is a good idea to check at 5 minutes to see how they are coming along.
airfryer crab rangoons with dipping sauce

Variations:

  • If you can, use fresh crab meat instead. It will taste incredible and really fresh and will work just as well. You could get hold of some from your local fishmonger if you can’t find any in the store.
  • Try flavored cream cheese. You can get sweet chili or garlic versions of cream cheese, to name a few. This will add a different flavor to the crab rangoons.
  • If you want to get creative, why not try this with other fish? Smoked salmon, cod, or salmon fillet cut into chunks, or even tinned tuna would work well.

Frequently Asked Questions

airfryer crab rangoons serving

How should I serve the Air Fryer Crab Rangoons?

You can serve them as a starter or as part of a Chinese banquet. These are perfect to be served with your favorite dipping sauce, like sweet chili or something soy based. They are super tasty as a snack as well.

How do I store the Air Fryer Crab Rangoons?

Any cooked or uncooked leftovers can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to three days. You can refrigerate uncooked ones in advance and then air fry them before serving. You could also reheat these crab rangoons in the air fryer before enjoying them once more.

Can I freeze the Air Fryer Crab Rangoons?

You can freeze these crab rangoons, but it is advised only to freeze uncooked ones. You can prepare them in advance and then freeze them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to one month. You can then defrost and then cook them in the air fryer as instructed.

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Air Fryer Crab Rangoons

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These air fryer crab rangoons are super easy to make with a creamy filling and a nice and crunchy outside. They are the perfect appetizer to share at your next party or gathering or even if you have a Chinese takeout craving.
Servings: 20 rangoons
Calories: 104kcal
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • ½ (20oz) package of imitation crab meat chopped
  • 1 (12oz) package of wonton wrappers
  • 1 (8oz) block of cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup diced green onions
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, mix the crab, cream cheese, green onions, salt, and pepper with a fork until thoroughly mixed.
  • Scoop about 1-1½ tbsp of the crab mixture onto a wonton wrapper.
  • Wet the edges with a bit of water and pinch two of the corners into the middle.
  • Pinch the remaining two corners together and ensure the edges are sealed.
  • Place 5-6 rangoons into your air fryer and spray with cooking spray.
  • Cook at 380 degrees F for about 5-7 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the remaining rangoons.
  • Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American

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This air fryer crab rangoon recipe is SO delicious and easy to make, and it’s sure to satisfy your takeout cravings! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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