Friday, December 11, 2009

Crabby Cheese Won Tons for Chanukah and a Giveaway

Give-Away      and      Crabby Cheese Won Tons - What a Name

In my attempt to use up some of what is in the freezer, I came across kosher not really crab. Does that make sense? Mock crab should explain it.
I have always played with these fish. They make mock lobster, mock crab, mock shrimp and something else. I would never use it as shrimp in a shrimp cocktail. It becomes too confusing to people who know I am kosher. I doubt it tastes like the real thing but you can tell me, if you have had it. I usually use these fish in casseroles, pancakes, with pasta and/or rice. It is a nice flavor and comes in pieces so it is easy to demolish for most recipes.

Now, I have made it into a Chanukah dish.  This is going to be my new go to Chanukah recipe for appetizers.  These are easy to make and oh, so tasty.  Also, they can be filled with others foods and make a variety plate to pass around.

 Look at the oil, these are swimming in and I must use the word, "swimming."  These cook in a minute and they do not come out greasy.  I hate oily food and this is the time of the year, we do eat it, in moderation.  This one, fortunately is not at all greasy or oily.  I would guess, if cooked for a longer time, at a lower temperature, it would be greasy or soggy.

Mine were crisp and I love them.  Personality of won tons - joyful, not at all crabby.....


oil for frying (Canola)

4 ounces kosher mock crab

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce

4 ounces whipped, non dairy cream cheese which I microwaved for 20 seconds on medium

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 chopped onion

1 teaspoon dried parsley

1/2 cup diced scallions


Heat oil in large frying pan. I use my cast iron.

Mix softened cream cheese, soy sauce, sesame oil, Worcestershire sauce, onion, parsley and fish.

Using my cookie scoop (tablespoon measure) drop scoops into hot oil.

When latkes (pancakes) are brown, turn over and if you want flatten the latke a little.

Fry the other side until brown.

Eat and enjoy. These are good.

Now for the Give- Away

Fine Cooking Annual - a year of great recipes, tips and techniques.  Great photographs.  Clear recipes.  Individual technique tutorials.

Some of my favorite recipes: (from taking a peek)
Spinach Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms
Shells with Arugula, Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Grilled Chicken with Rosemary and Caramelized Lemons
Grilled Salmon with Fresh Tomatoes, Herbs and Olives
Double Ginger Crackles
Apricot Raspberry Buckle
Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Pie 

Am I able to enter my own Give-Away?

I am doing this in conjunction with Nutmeg Nanny and Faith from All Through the Year Cheer.  I am handling the Chanukah section.  Faith and Brandy will share with you all through the year.  Check them out for some amazing recipes.

This is open to those living in the continental USA.  I am sorry that we cannot make this more extensive

How do you get an opportunity to win this give-away?

  • Add a recipe to Mr MckLinky and add 2 comments saying that you did.  Please make sure that you link to the recipe and not only your blog.  We want people to find the recipe with ease.
  • Add yourself to my followers and comment below that you have or if you are already a follower, let me know in a comment.
  • Subscribe to the blog and let me know.
  • Stop off at All Through the Year Cheer and please return and let me know you checked them out.  I think you will be happy you did.
Good luck to all of you.

I am sending this on to Presto Pasta Nights led by our charming Ruth and hosted by Kevin from Closet Cooking.


  1. Is this where we link up our recipes for the All Through the Year Cheer: Chanukah event?

  2. I think I have that same cookbook; it's a good one, lots of wonderful recipes. I refer back to it often. Whoever wins it will certainly enjoy it.

    Ooooh, those wontons look super good. I'm the only one who eats them, but I could certainly go for several of them right now. They look so much nicer than anything from the local take-out. Well done indeed!!

  3. Hi Dorothy, Below the post, it says, you are next, sign up here. Click on it and it has a place for the URL of your recipe and your name and the name of the recipe.

    Katy, I admit it. I gobbled down a half dozen. They were delicious. I think I am going to make them sweet next time for dessert. Won Tons are so versatile.

    I have egg roll wrappers to do something with also.

    Everyone, let's have some good recipes for a nice meal for Chanukah, please. These are not Jewish recipes. They are any recipes that you would eat with a nice meal.

  4. I have a recipe picked out:) I'm hoping to make it this week. What is the end date to add to the MckLinky?

  5. Hi Chaya,
    Had left in a message here too,but didn go thru-anybody else had a prob too or was it only me?
    i have linked but aint from the US so no chance ,though a book is so welcome ,i have jus one baking book but its ok,& am waiting to begin building up a collection soon!!!

  6. thx for visiting my blog! funny 0 i made wontons last nite too!

  7. I hope you like my cheese latkes, Chaya! (They were soooo delicious!) Your crabby won tons sound wonderful!

  8. They look delicious. Wontons are great to eat anytime!!

  9. Thanks for linking these up to Monday Munchies Chaya. Looks really delicious! :-)

  10. And for my second comment - yes, I linked up and I'm already a follower :-)

  11. And checked out and commented over at All through the Year Cheer :-)

  12. The won tons sound great! Thanks for linking to TMTT.

  13. Those wontons look awesome!!

  14. Crispy fried wontons with a tasty filling sound so good! Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights!

  15. Great post and fantastic recipe. Perhaps I'll add some to my Hannukah dinner too. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Night.

  16. I like the wan ton filling sounds delicious! Will try it out. Thanks!

  17. These look so good and I have never made them myself. My husband and I had these on our first married new years eve as man and wife. Thank you for sharing.

  18. This is great! I can't wait to make this.

  19. My roommate actually loves fake crab. SHe thinks it tastes better than the real thing. I personally only like it in sushi rolls, but I don't like real crab at all. These sound so good though! I love fried wontons.

  20. Your crabby cheese won tons look fabulous. I love Fine Cooking - what a nice giveaway.


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