Lobster Wontons

Lobster Wontons
Jane Bruce


  • 8 ounces  cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup  chopped cooked lobster meat
  • 1/4 cup  scallions
  • 1 teaspoon  soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon  rice vinegar
  •   30 wonton wrappers
  • 6  cups  canola oil

These fried pockets of deliciousness are based on the classic crab rangoons of Chinese takeout menus. They make perfect party appetizers because you can make the wontons ahead (be sure to cover with a damp cloth) and then fry them just before your guests arrive.

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Mix together the softened cream cheese, lobster meat, scallions, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Making sure the wonton wrappers are covered with a wet cloth, put 1 on a dry work surface and place a dollop of the cream cheese mixture in the middle. Dip your finger in water and trace it along all 4 edges of the wonton wrapper and fold 1 side over, making a triangle. (Try to make sure there isn't too much air inside the pocket.)

Place them on a tray so that none of the folded wontons are touching. Heat the oil so that it's shimmering (like a mirage), and fry the wontons in batches of 4 or 5 for about 1-1 ½ minutes each, making sure to turn them on the other side halfway through. Take them out as soon as the edges start to turn golden brown; they will continue to cook after taking them out. Put them on a plate covered with paper towels to drain. Serve hot with a dipping sauce like hoisin or sweet and sour.


Calories per serving:

505 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Fish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 1,400g 2,154%
  • Carbs 567g 189%
  • Saturated 143g 713%
  • Fiber 18g 72%
  • Trans 5g
  • Sugars 8g
  • Monounsaturated 849g
  • Polyunsaturated 377g
  • Protein 108g 217%
  • Cholesterol 336mg 112%
  • Sodium 6,614mg 276%
  • Calcium 694mg 69%
  • Magnesium 221mg 55%
  • Potassium 1,192mg 34%
  • Iron 34mg 186%
  • Zinc 8mg 54%
  • Phosphorus 1,036mg 148%
  • Vitamin A 881µg 98%
  • Vitamin C 5mg 8%
  • Thiamin (B1) 5mg 336%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 4mg 232%
  • Niacin (B3) 53mg 263%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 20%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 867µg 217%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 13%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 229mg 1,146%
  • Vitamin K 991µg 1,239%
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