Crispy Wontons with Crab Salad, Melted Cheddar & Avocado Creme
recipe credit: Costco Cookbook 'Home Cooking the Costco Way'
Makes 10 servings
Vegetable Oil for frying
30 3 inch round wonton wrappers
20 oz. crab meat, well drained
3/4 cup minced celery
3 Tbsp. minced chives, plus more for garnish
4 tsp. grated lemon peel
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
8 oz. (2 cups) Tillamook medium cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup avocado pulp
1/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup heavy cream
Pour enough oil into a pan to cover the wontons; heat to 350. Working in batches, lay wonton wrappers in the oil and fry until light golden brown. Drain on paper towels; set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine crab, celery, chives and grated lemon peel. Stir in mayonnaise, lemon juice and pepper.
To prepare the Avocado Creme, place avocado pulp, salt, lemon juice and cream in a small bowl and stir until well blended. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Preheat oven to 400. Top the wontons with crab salad. Sprinkle each wonton with 1 Tbsp shredded cheese. Place on a baking sheet in the oven and heat just until the cheese is melted.
Arrange 3 wontons on each plate with a spoonful of Avocado Creme. Garnish with chives.