Confession time: You know that Chinese restaurant that’s in every single American mall and airport? *cough* Panda Express *cough* Well, they make AWESOME cream cheese rangoons and I can’t help but get them every time I go there. Here’s the problem. They only give you three of them per order!! THREE! It’s over before you even realize what you ate. Although delicious, it’s the fastest $3.25 you will ever spend/throw away.
So, ol’ practical me decided that I’d HAD ENOUGH! Why not make them myself, save a million bucks, and eat as many as I want? Cue this Copycat Panda Express Cream Cheese Rangoons Recipe. It seriously tastes like the real deal and I can eat it from the comfort of my home.
This recipe makes about 30 rangoons, and will cost you about $5 (minus excess). Thirty rangoons at the panda store would cost you $32.50!! Boo yah. Just blew your mind.
Cream Cheese Rangoons
This Cream Cheese Rangoon Recipe is better than the Panda Express Cream Cheese Rangoons! Crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside, making such a yummy appetizer!
- 3 inches vegetable oil in a pot
- 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
- 1 green onion chopped
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 30 Wonton wrappers
Begin by heating your oil on medium-high heat to 365 degrees Fahrenheit.
Warm up your cream cheese block in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Mix in the chopped onions and garlic powder
Place about 1 tsp of the cream cheese mixture in the center of each wonton wrap. Assemble about 4 or 5 at a time to prevent the wraps from drying out.
Dip your finger in a little bit of water and run it along the edges of the wonton wrapper. Fold it by pulling the centers of all four flat sides to the middle and give it a good pinch.
Test the temperature of the oil by placing a piece of a wonton wrap in the pot. If it burns too quickly (dark brown after 20 seconds) it's too hot. If it doesn't brown after 1 minute it's not hot enough.
Place 4 or 5 rangoons at a time in the pot. Let them cook until the edges are brown (only takes about a minute). Remove and place on a paper towel to drain/cool a bit before eating.
I hope you guys enjoy this appetizer. It seriously might be the favorite appetizer I’ve ever made! Oh, and wish Sarah and I luck… as you read this, we will be in vacation town. We will have all sorts of fun things to tell you when we return!
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