Crab Rangoon Dip
A Crab Rangoon Dip is a special treat for Asian inspired cocktail parties.
Crab dips are very retro when it comes to cocktail parties. Today, many cocktail parties have themes such as a Mad Men party or an asian-topical party. To carry the theme throughout out the party, choose your menu items to match the theme. Here is a great Retro Crab Dip that is great for an Asian inspired party.
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
3/4 cup sweet and sour sauce
1/2 package (8 ounces) imitation crabmeat
1 green onion with top (about 1/4 cup thinly sliced)
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
32 square wonton wrappers
Crispy Wonton Chips (optional)
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In Small Bowl, combine cream cheese and garlic pressed with Garlic Press using small scraper. Add Swiss cheese; mix until well blended. Spread cream cheese mixture over bottom of small baking dish.
Spoon a sweet and sour sauce over cream cheese mixture. Coarsely chop crab meat; sprinkle evenly over sauce. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 4-6 minutes or until outside edges of dip are bubbly and dip is heated through.
Meanwhile, thinly slice green onion. Sprinkle dip with green onion and almonds. Serve dip warm using small bamboo spoon with crispy wonton chips, if desired.
Yield: 16 servings (about 3 1/2 cups)
Cook’s Tip: If your microwave oven does not have a turntable, rotate baker halfway through microwave time.
To toast almonds, place almonds in Small Micro-Cooker(R); microwave 1-2 minutes or until golden brown, stirring after each 30-second interval. Cool completely.
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut wonton wrappers in half diagonally; arrange half of the wontons in a single layer on Large Round Stone. Spray with oil using a Kitchen Spritzer or Pam.
2. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Remove chips from baking stone; cool completely. Repeat with remaining wontons. Serve with Bamboo Tongs.
Yield: 64 chips (16 servings)