Crab Eggoons recipe

Here’s the full recipe for Crab Eggoons:


  • 1 package imitation crab
  • 2 blocks cream cheese, softened
  • 1 green onion, finely sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Egg roll wrappers
  • Sugar (optional)


  1. Begin by preparing the filling. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, finely chopped imitation crab, sliced green onion, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, and sugar (if using). Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  2. Lay out an egg roll wrapper on a clean surface. Spoon a generous amount of the crab and cream cheese filling onto the center of the wrapper.
  3. Fold the bottom corner of the wrapper over the filling, then fold in the sides, and roll it up tightly into a log shape, similar to rolling a burrito. Seal the edges with a little water to ensure they stick together.
  4. Repeat the process with the remaining wrappers and filling until all the filling is used up.
  5. If air frying, lightly spray the filled egg rolls with canola oil on both sides. If frying in oil, you can skip this step.
  6. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C). Place the Crab Eggoons in the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure they are not touching each other.
  7. Air fry the Crab Eggoons for about 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time, until they are golden brown and crispy.
  8. If frying in oil, heat oil in a deep frying pan or pot to 350°F (180°C). Carefully place the Crab Eggoons in the hot oil and fry for about 3-4 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are golden brown and crispy.
  9. Once cooked, remove the Crab Eggoons from the air fryer or oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  10. Serve the Crab Eggoons hot with your favorite dipping sauce, such as sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce, or sweet chili sauce. Enjoy!

Here are some popular questions and their answers related to Crab Eggoons:

  1. What are Crab Eggoons?
    • Crab Eggoons are a delicious variation of the classic crab rangoon. They are made with a creamy filling of imitation crab, cream cheese, green onions, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce, all wrapped in egg roll wrappers and either air fried or deep fried until crispy.
  2. Can I use real crab meat instead of imitation crab for Crab Eggoons?
    • Yes, you can certainly use real crab meat if you prefer. Simply substitute an equal amount of cooked and shredded real crab meat for the imitation crab in the filling.
  3. Can I make Crab Eggoons ahead of time?
    • Yes, you can prepare the Crab Eggoons ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to cook. Alternatively, you can freeze them before cooking and then thaw them in the refrigerator overnight before frying.
  4. What dipping sauce pairs well with Crab Eggoons?
    • Crab Eggoons are delicious served with a variety of dipping sauces, including sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, or even a creamy aioli. Choose your favorite dipping sauce to complement the flavors of the Crab Eggoons.
  5. Can I bake Crab Eggoons instead of frying them?
    • While traditional Crab Eggoons are typically fried for a crispy texture, you can also bake them in the oven for a lighter alternative. Simply brush or spray the filled egg rolls with oil, place them on a baking sheet, and bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  6. Are Crab Eggoons suitable for vegetarians?
    • No, Crab Eggoons contain imitation crab, which is made from fish. Therefore, they are not suitable for vegetarians. However, you can make a vegetarian version by omitting the crab and using a combination of cream cheese, green onions, and seasonings for the filling.
  7. Can I customize the filling of Crab Eggoons?
    • Yes, you can customize the filling of Crab Eggoons to suit your taste preferences. You can add additional ingredients such as chopped shrimp, minced garlic, grated ginger, or sesame oil for extra flavor. Feel free to experiment with different ingredients to create your own unique twist on this classic appetizer