I had a party Saturday Evening to celebrate the Epiphany. It was wonderfully fun and there was tons of delicious food. Because of this abundance of food - brought by dear friends - I have a lot of leftover crabmeat dip. I don't think I could eat it all if I tried and my kiddo's are not dip people unless it involve cheese, salsa and chili.
I decided to make ragoons out of the leftovers and they were surprisingly good. The original dip recipe called for cream cheese, real crab, sour cream, yellow peppers and chives and hot sauce. I put a little bit in wonton wrappers and deep fried them.
If you have never made ragoons before here is my real recipe that makes the best ragoons in the world. Seriously. These are definatly my 2nd favorite and I may just make this dip more often so I have to make ragoons!
2 containers real cream cheese - softened
1 bag imitation crab meat (chop up small)
Tbs. of garlic - minced
1 bunch of green onions sliced, use almost all
1 pkg wonton wrappers - or eggroll wrappers, cut in half.
oil/lard/tallow to fry these babies in! get nice and hot.
put a tsp or so in the center of a wonton wrapper. Get your finger wet (I use a small bowl of water for this) and get the edge of the wrapper wet so it will stick. Fold in half so that it sticks. Put one or two in the oil and cook for just a minute or so, until the wrapper gets a little brown, turning once. Be careful, after a bit they brown really quickly.
These were good but what I did next was sheer brilliance! I made crab cakes, oh the yumminess!
I added 2 eggs and crushed stuffing mix leftover from Thanksgiving stirring well to incorporate. I fried them in tallow until each side was nice and brown. We ate them dipped in ketchup. I suppose I could have added some panko breading to the outside before frying, but really I think it would have been overkill. They remind me of salmon patties.
I am linking this to:
11th Heaven's Homemaker Monday
Works for Me Wednesday
and the BSI ( blogger secret ingredient) Roundup - Leftovers!