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Monday, January 4, 2010

Crab - even better the 2nd time!

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!

Crab 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!

Crab Cakes
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!


  1. Way to go! I'm a dip girl myself. I could have helped you.

    Anyway thanks for stopping by my blog via SITS and I have a friend who just started a blog in your niche call I'm sure you guys would really jive! God Bless!

  2. Thanks for stopping by and I will be checking out your friend's blog - thanks for pointing me that way.

  3. Crab rangoons are my FAVORITE! Yummo! I may have to try that. :-)
    Happy to find another Sushi friend. Just had it last night. Mmmmm!

  4. Angelia - i am a bit jealous lol, just may have to do sushi for lunch since I have talking and thinking about it so much!

  5. Thanks for following my new blog (the "you are bread and I am tortilla" one) I'll start following yours... i can see it's good stuff! I love dips!

  6. Hey Christy, thanks for stopping in and leaving your sweet comment. We just don't know how to handle the white stuff around here. Forecasts say we may actually see more! woohoo!

  7. Oooh yes I've had crab rangoon. DELICIOUS!

  8. I love crab cakes! Anyway thanks for commenting on my blog and if you have questions about setting up your community let me know. I am a blogfrog community leader so if you need help let me know.

  9. so glad you stopped by today and come back any time. I was so happy that you shared the recipes a couple of my hubbys favorite that his mother used to make I will attempt them myself

  10. Excellent crab ideas - these look WONDERFUL. We just celebrated 12 night and had super simple fare for supper. I wish I had looked at your page before hand! Some of the crab dip would have been ON THE TABLE! And my husband adores crab cakes, so we are definitely keeping these to try!

  11. I love crabs. These sound sooooo delicious! I've never tried Crab rangoons before. Can't wait. Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Thanks so much for stopping by Christy! I love the Crab Rangoon recipe, I'm going to try that, I LOVE LOVE LOVE those! I love your idea of being earth crunchy and green. I need to do more of both....maybe you can teach me! :)

  13. I love it when I 'recycle' leftovers! And it is usually better the second time.