Posts Tagged ‘appetizer’

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Crab Rangoon

November 28, 2008

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One of my favorite Chinese-American foods is crab rangoon. An anytime favorite amongst Chinese food consumers this dish has roots in Polynesian cuisine. I add a dash of sesame oil to the usual canola/vegetable cooking oil to add a richer taste. This can be omitted of course. Crab rangoon is a bit time consuming but with practice can be made as quickly as most dishes. Make sure your wanton wrappers are fresh.

12 oz. Cream Cheese
50 Wanton Wrappers
1 can Crab Meat
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Soy Sauce
1 Egg (Beaten)
Dash Sesame Oil
Vegetable/Canola Oil (Enough to deep fry)

Combine wet ingredients and spices, except egg in a medium bowl. Wrap mixture into wanton wrappers and fold into diamond shapes. Brush prepped “rangoons” with beaten egg before frying. Add approximately 1/4 c. sesame oil and add other oil to cover for deep frying. Heat oil to 350 deg. Fry until brown and dry/cool on paper towels.

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Deruny (Ukrainian Potato Pancakes), Bopsya Approved

November 18, 2008

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My bopsya (grandmother) used to make these all the time for me. They are a staple of the Ukrainian diet and good for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. A true “anytime” snack, served with sour cream. Prep time about 15 mins, total cook time 40 mins.

1 Large Onion

6 Potatoes

2 tbl. Flour

2 Eggs

3/4 tsp. Black Pepper

1 pt Sour Cream

In a large bowl puree all ingredients except for the dairy. Heat oil and drop in spoon full of mixture. Cook as pancakes. Serve with chilled sour cream.