Crab rangoon is one of those recipes that is super easy to make, yet gives you the feeling of eating at a restaurant. The crispy exterior blends with the warms in creamy interior to give you these pockets of deliciousness. You need a very few ingredients to make these crab rangoons, most of which are usually always available in your pantry. Below, I’m sharing with you my tips of how to reheat crab rangoons.
Whether you make crab rangoons at home, or order them from a restaurant, sometimes you may end up with leftovers. Don’t throw these away – because if you store and reheat crab rangoons properly, they’ll be just as crispy and delicious for the next day or further in the future too.
Here’s a simple guide on how to do so:
How to Store?
Storing crab rangoons properly is the key to enjoying them in the future. There are two ways you can store them:
Cooked crab rangoons can easily be stored in the refrigerator if you plan on consuming them within a day or two. All you have to do is set them on a plate, bowl or container in a way that they don’t stick together.
If you do not intend to consume the crab rangoons within a day or two, or have a bigger batch of leftovers, freezing them is the best option. Set them on plate with a slight distance between them, and flash freeze for about 15 minutes. Now you can store them in an airtight container or freezer bag without them sticking to each other.
How to Reheat Crab Rangoons?
There are several ways you can try to reheat crab rangoons. In case of frozen rangoons, it is important to give them a suitable amount of time to defrost before you reheat them.
1. Stove Top
Probably the best way you can reheat crab rangoons is to do it on the stove, as this method preserves the crispiness and texture more than other methods.
All you need to do is to heat a pan on medium heat, while adding a small amount of oil so your rangoons don’t stick to the pan. When the oil is warm, add the crab rangoons to the pan and sauté them for 3 to 4 minutes
Make sure the heat isn’t too low, as this will result in a longer time to reheat, which can make them soggy and dull.
The second best method is to use an oven. Although sautéed rangoons preserve more texture and crispiness, this method is better if you care about preserving the flavor without ending up with sogginess.
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees, and cover or wrap the wontons with foil. Place the covered wontons in the over and heat them for about 5 to 7 minutes. Now open the foil, and heat for an added 2 minutes to restore the crispiness.
Another step you can add is to microwave the crab rangoons for a few seconds before placing them in the oven to preserve as much texture as possible.
Although this may be sort of a last resort option, you can use this method if you are in a hurry.
Microwave the crab rangoons in one-minute sets of time, while checking them at each interval and rotating them. It is necessary to keep a close eye on the rangoons, as they may end up exploding and cause a mess inside your microwave.
This method is least likely to preserve the texture or the taste of the crab rangoons, so it is only suitable to use if you don’t have the time or resources for the above two methods.
There you have it – reheated crab rangoons that taste just as good as the first time around!