Air Fryer Crab Rangoon Recipe

Skip out on the takeout with these air fryer crab rangoons! Wontons are made with cream cheese and crab and are super crispy. These are more easily prepared in an air fryer. Look for square wonton wrappers since they’re bigger and easier to crimp closed. You can also make these without the crab, plain cream cheese wontons are equally delicious. Here are a few tips before you start.

Don’t overfill them: Do at max one tablespoon of filling per wonton. Any more and you’ll end up with exploded wontons while frying.
Seal with water: Water works just as well as egg wash. Paint the edge before crimping the corners in the center.
Press out the air: Try to get rid of as much air as possible when sealing. Too much air inside while frying will cause the wonton to burst open.

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Servings: 27 to 30 wontons


  • 30 square wonton wrappers
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 ounces lump crab meat or imitation crab
  • 2 tablespoons minced scallions
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • Nonstick spray for air fryer

For the dipping sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Red pepper flakes, for garnish


  1. Make the filling: In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese, crab, scallion, and soy sauce. Mix well so the filling is a single consistency, and the crab is evenly distributed.
  2. Make the wontons: Working with one square wrapper at a time, add a 1/2 tablespoon of filling to the direct center of the wonton. Use your finger to paint the edges of the wonton with warm water, and then crimp the corners up to meet in the center, forming a dumpling. Use your fingers to press out as much air as you can along the edges as you seal the dumpling.
  3. Fry the wontons: Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Place as many wontons as possible, without touching, into the air fryer basket. You should be able to fit 7-8 wontons. Air fry the wontons at 350 ̊F for 6 minutes until they are crispy and golden brown.
  4. Serve the wontons: Let the wontons cool briefly, then serve with the dipping sauce. Cooked wontons don’t keep very well (they get soggy), so cook only as many as you intend to eat right away!

Source: Simply Recipes

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