Crab Rangoon

Makes 36

1 pound fresh Dungeness crabmeat

1 pound cream cheese

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon paprika (or Lingham's Chili Sauce)

2 teaspoons A-1 Sauce

1/2 teaspoon white pepper

Salt to taste

Square wonton wrappers

Oil for deep-frying

1. In a large, heavy sauce pan, heat oil to 375 degrees. Squeeze out excess liquid from the crabmeat with a towel.

2. In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, crabmeat, garlic powder, paprika, A-1 Sauce, pepper and salt,

3. Place 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture in the center of each wonton wrapper. Moisten edges with water, fold over and pinch to seal.

4. In small batches, fry the wontons for 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown.

-- Trader Vic's





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