Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

You know...sometimes I like to make stuff just for me. IT Guy won't touch seafood OR anything Chinese. So I knew when I made this, I wouldn't have to share. Ha!! And I was right...it was ALL MINE!! (Insert evil laugh here.) There's something to be said for living with someone who doesn't always have the same taste in food as you. Go me!

Crab Meat Cream Cheese Wontons with Sweet and Sour Sauce

25 wonton wrappers
1 8-ounce package cream cheese - softened
1 8-ounce can crab meat
1 egg - beaten

Heat 2 cups of vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat.

In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and crab meat. Beat until well mixed.

Drop teaspoon sized portions onto the middle of a wonton. Brush edges of wonton wrapper with beaten egg then fold into the shape of a triangle.

Drop filled wonton into hot oil and fry for a few seconds until wonton is light golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Serve with Sweet & Sour Sauce (recipe follows)

Makes about 25 wontons

Here's all you need for the wontons

Cream the cream cheese until smooth. 
Then throw in the crabmeat....

...and whizz that around until combined.

Plop a hefty teaspoon of the filling onto a wonton 
wrapper and brush the edges with the beaten egg.

Drop them two or three at a time in the hot oil. They only take a few seconds to cook so watch them close. You may have to flip them over to make sure both sides get browned.

See? Nice and golden.

Sweet and Sour Sauce

¼ cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon ketchup
5 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 5 teaspoons of water

In a small saucepan, combine rice vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar and soy sauce. Heat to a boil then add the cornstarch/water mixture. Stir and cook until thick.

Here's the ingredients for the sauce if you want to make your own. You can buy the jarred stuff and that works, too.

Combine the rice vinegar, ketchup, 
brown sugar and soy sauce. Heat to boiling..

..then add the cornstarch/water mixture. 
Stir and cook until thickened.

Makes about 25 of the yummiest little goodies ever!