But, this semester I have reached down deep and made some pretty great dishes - namely my chicken fettuccine alfredo. But earlier this week, I wanted to try something that I absolutely love - crab rangoons. They would not be the main course, but hey, they can't be that hard to make, right?
|Egg Batter on the Edges|
It started out as a fun little scavenger hunt at the grocery story, where I found canned lump crab meat and some wonton wrappers (which were strangely in the natural refrigerated foods section). Then, I came home and started doing the wrapping project, which was pretty fun and reminded me of making miniature fried apple pies. But then.....the recipe called for them to be fried in hot oil.
|Packaging the Cream Cheese/Crab Mix|
|Rangoon Turned into Charcoal Brick--an Ugly Fate|
After leaving the pot be for a long time, I looked at the recipe and noticed that you can also just bake the rangoons or place them in a LITTLE bit of oil and fry them. I had to convince Kara to even continue, but I had already put such of an investment in wrapping the rangoons that I had to finish to the end. I eventually did and put them in the oven.
|Was the Smoke Really that Bad You Ask? - Yes, It Was.|
They actually turned out pretty decent after all that commotion, and Kara and I both really liked them. We both learned some lessons along the way, and definitely won't be doing the deep frying thing any more.
|Finished Product - Pretty Impressive, I Think|