Cooking Air Fryer Crab Rangoon will change your mind about ever ordering takeout again! Once you see how fast you can fry crab rangoon, you’re going to be hooked!

When you can make restaurant-quality food right at home, why wouldn’t you? This easy appetizer recipe is one for the books!

Sweet Crab Rangoon Recipe

Eating crab is not only delicious, but it’s actually beneficial from a health perspective as well. Why not feed your brain and your tummy all at the same time? 

Why I Love This Recipe

This crispy crab rangoon recipe is loaded with quality flavor that makes me love not having to put on “real” pants to pick up at the restaurant! 

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Fun to make

I think that this is a great family fun recipe to do together, much like this Air Fryer Cannoli recipe is! 

Ingredients

You’re going to love this easy homemade crab rangoon recipe that takes just a few simple ingredients!

  • cream cheese
  • lump crab meat 
  • green onion, sliced thinly 
  • Worcestershire sauce 
  • garlic powder 
  • lime
  • wonton wrappers 
  • olive oil 
  • sweet chili sauce

ingredients to make crab rangoon

 

Substitutions

Olive Oil: Extra virgin olive oil is the best but you can also use coconut oil and vegetable oil as well. Make it simple and use what you have on hand. 

Sriracha: This is my favorite addition and I’ll put a dollop right on top of my crab rangoon to add a bit of spiciness! 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

  • Air Fryer
  • Tongs

How to Make Air Fryer Crab Rangoon

Even though making crab rangoons might look tough, the process is actually fun and addictive!

Step 1: Mix the ingredients

Mix the cream cheese, crab meat, green onion (scallion), Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and lime juice in a bowl.

Step 2: Fill the wonton wrappers

It’s time to make the crab rangoon. Brush one side of the wonton wrapper with oil, fill it with the crab mixture and make sure that it gets a good seal. Make sure to try to keep the filling in the center of each wonton wrapper  so you can seal it effectively.

Step 3: Air Fry

Place the sealed crab rangoons in the air fryer basket and cook for 8-10 minutes of time.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Add a bit of sugar: If you really want to sweeten up the crab rangoon, add a tad bit of sugar to the mix!

Red pepper flakes: If you want a little more spice, mix in a a dash of red pepper flakes to the crab mixture.

Chives: If you want a smoother taste or just aren’t a fan of green onion, use a tsp of chives instead.

Garlic powder: Don’t like garlic? Leave it out! You can use onion powder instead. 

Use flavored oil to seal and cook: If you have flavored oil at home, this is great for adding to the outside of the wonton wrapper. It really enhances the flavors. 

Serving Suggestions

I’m a huge fan of dipping this into the sweet chili dipping sauce but my kids swear by dumping soy sauce on top! Do what makes you and your tastebuds happy. 

Tips

Be sure to not overcrowd the crab rangoons while they’re cooking in the air fryer. There needs to be room for the air to circulate and move around. 

Place the sealed crab rangoon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper while you cook them in batches. It will keep them from sticking to the counter while you wait to cook them.

FAQs

How to store

Since this batch of crab rangoons is pretty big, you may find that you have some leftovers. Just store them in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to eat.  If you want to throw them in the freezer because you don’t plan on eating them sooner rather than later, you can do that as well.

How to reheat

I like to reheat them in the air fryer for a few minutes as it brings back that crisp! A microwave is fine too but they’re not going to be crispy at that point in time.

Do crab Rangoons go bad?
Yes, they can! I would recommend eating then within 2-3 days of being cooked! This will ensure the best taste and flavor.

More Air Fryer Recipes

If you like cooking in the air fryer, give these recipes a try:

Air Fryer Crab Rangoon Recipe

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Air Fryer Crab Rangoons

You're going to love how simple it is to make your own air fried crab rangoons right at home!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 wontons
Author I Don't Have Time For That

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened 
  • 4 ounces lump crab meat
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sweet chili sauce, to serve 

Instructions 

  • Combine the cream cheese, crab meat, green onion, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and lime juice in a bowl and mix.
  • Brush one side of a wonton wrapper with olive oil and flip it so it's upside down.
  • Add 1 tbsp of the crab filling to the wrapper.
  • Brush the edges of the wrapper with water and pull the two corners that are opposite together. Press gently to seal. Make sure to do the other with the other two corners and seal well.
  • Put them in the air fryer and cook for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese

 

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  1. I must say a very easily described homemade crab rangoon recipe that you have shared, I am already in love with your simplicity, I was looking for something to make for my family and this would be a good start to my cooking journey.