48 bite-size pies
8 ounces crab meat, picked over for shells
2 green onions, thinly sliced, green parts only
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
⅓ cup red pepper, diced
1 tablespoon mustard
⅛ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
½ teaspoon lemon juice
⅛ teaspoon cumin
Dash of cayenne pepper
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
48 wonton wrappers
1 egg, beaten
Vegetable or peanut oil for frying
- Combine crab, onions, mayonnaise, red pepper, mustard, Old Bay, lemon juice, cumin, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Place 1 teaspoon of the crab mixture in the center of wonton wrapper, brush edges with beaten egg, and fold over to make small hand-held pie. Crimp the edges with a fork. Place in refrigerator until ready to fry.
- Fill a large tall-sided pot with 2-3 inches of vegetable oil. Using a deep fat thermometer to measure, heat the oil to a temperature of 350 degrees. Working in batches to avoid overcrowding, fry pies until golden brown, turning once, about 1 minute per side. Remove to a paper towel to drain.
- from Beth Price