Catherine over at frugal homemaker plus has decided to start a challenge. What’s the challenge, you ask? Once a week she will ask her readers what they made for dinner that was from freezer items! Now you know that I was too excited about this one! This is what I do every week for my meal plan and I have grown to absolutely love it. I tried a lovely recipe last week, crab rangoon bites, that I put together in about 5 minutes. In the freezer, I had the package of imitation crab meat that I got for a dollar after coupons. I also had the cream cheese in the fridge from a recent sale. I thought it was good, but Hubby LOVED it. He’s a rangoon fan and his exact words were “this is amazing. Its not too sweet like restaurant rangoon. And the cereal! How the heck did you think of that?” He’s the best. Such a good guinea pig. So, ok, here’s the recipe. Hope you all enjoy it!
1 12oz package of imitation crab, chopped
2 8oz block of cream cheese, at room temp.
4 cups puffed rice cereal pulsed in a food processor or blender(you can use panko, if you like)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp ground ginger
a pinch of salt
a pinch of pepper
Mix together all the ingredients except the cereal until fully incorporated. If you have the time, let the mixture sit for at least an hour and firm back up. Scoop out mixture by the tablespoons and roll each ball in the rice cereal. Put a skillet filled halfway with canola oil( or any veggie oil) on medium heat. Once oil is hot (between 360 to 375 degrees), place 1/4th of the bites in the oil. Turn over once golden on the first side, about 30 seconds. And I mean 30 seconds. These cook pretty fast. Drain on towels and eat as soon as possible.