One of my favorite things to get at a Chinese restaurant is rangoons. Oh, they are crispy. They are creamy. Mmmm.... I could eat a whole plate of these by myself. They really are easy to make, so get some wonton wrappers and get on it!
Cream Cheese Rangoons:
Wonton wrappers (these can be found by the sprouts, mushrooms, and bagged salad in the grocery store)
Let the adventure begin! Place a wonton wrapper on a flat surface and brush it with whatever paintbrush you have laying around the house. ;) Use a pastry brush. Brush around the edges.
Use a knife to get a heaping teaspoon-sized hunk of cream cheese. Plop it in the middle and sprinkle a couple green onions on top. Oh- If you're feeling fishy, you can add some imitation crab with the cream cheese. If you have money to spend on real crab, heck, go all out and throw some of that in.
Squeeze the corners together as shown. It's kinda hard to explain. See below.
Press all the edges together to seal it. The water will help with that. Be gentle with these little guys though. They can tear easily.
Once they are all pressed together, they will look like the picture above. Fry those bad boys in some oil. If you are making the sweet and sour chicken that I posted, you can use the same oil for these. When you drop them in, the oil should bubble all around them. Once they are golden brown and delicious looking as in the first picture, take them out and drain them on a paper towel lined plate. Serve them with sweet chili sauce (in the Asian section of the grocery store) or the homemade sweet and sour sauce I posted.
For those that don't like the idea of deep frying your whole meal- these can be baked, although the are much better all crispy and fried. If you want to bake them, place wonton wrappers in muffin cups. Stir the cream cheese and green onions together and put little dollops (I've always wanted to use that word) into the wonton wrappers. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. Keep on eye on them. Once their edges are lightly browned, they're done! there. See? A kinda healthy version. :D