Kind of a goodbye brunch to Maike

Maike has been living with Matt’s mom for about 6 months now while on exchange with the Rotary Club which means it’s time for  her to move in with another host family to finish up her year.  Matt’s mom had a bit of a “going away” brunch for Maike and I decided to check the next cookbook to see if it had anything that would be good to bring.

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The recipe tagged in the next book, Everyday Chinese, was for Crispy Crab Wontons.  I thought they would make a great dish to bring!

To make the wontons it was actually pretty easy.  I mixed crab meat, chopped water chestnuts, chopped chile pepper, chopped scallion, cornstarch, mirin, soy sauce and lime juice.

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I then laid out 24 wonton wrappers and put a spoonful of the crab mixture on the center of each wrapper.

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I wet each side of the wonton rectangle and pinched two corners together to form a triangle.

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Then I took the remaining two corners and pinched them up to the top.

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I repeated this for the remaining 23 wrappers.

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To cook, I heated the oil in my deep fryer to 350 degrees F.  I placed several wonton in the oil and fried for a few minutes until they were golden brown.

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The wontons were removed and drained on a paper towel before being served.

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The Verdict:  These wontons were pretty fast to make despite having to make 24 of them.  They were a great dish to bring but the wontons had a pretty strong crab flavor, almost too much, which loving crab I didn’t know was a thing.  So I probably won’t be making these again without making some big adjustments to the recipe.  Below is a photo Elaine took of everyone at brunch, I hope I continue to see a lot of you before you return to Germany Maike!

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