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Wontons & Lemon Dipping Sauce

Creamy, crunchy wontons with a tangy, tart, and perfect lemon dipping sauce!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon dipping sauce, sauce, wontons
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 448kcal
Author: Rachael



  • Ingredientscrab and cream cheese wontons
  • Wonton wrappers I just buy the premade ones, you can usually find them near the produce section of the grocery store
  • Water
  • Oil for frying
  • Filling
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 green onions cut off the little hairy ends
  • 1 lb imitation crab
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • tbsp milk

Lemon Dipping Sauce

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • zest of one lemon
  • water for cooking


  • Put the cream cheese, onions, garlic salt, milk, and half the crab in your blender and hit the “dips” button to blend.
  • Then add in the rest of the crab, and pulse it a few times so it blends and shreds the crab meat, but does not totally decimate it.
  • Note: This is a personal preference for texture. I like the inside to have a little bit of the meat in a “chunk” form, but if you do not care, you can just blend it all so it is a smooth, creamy texture.
  • Dip your finger into some water and wet the edges of your wonton wrapper. Place ½–1 tbsp of the filling in the center, and crimp the edges together.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan or fryer to about 375°F.
  • Fry at 375°F until the wonton wrapper is golden brown (2-3 minutes)

Lemon Dipping Sauce

  • Put eggs and sugar in blender and blend until eggs are fluffy and light yellow
  • Add in lemon juice and zest, seasonings, and soy sauce and blend for a few more seconds to incorporate
  • Fill a saucepan about 2-3 inches of water, and bring to a simmer
  • Pour lemon mixture into a heat safe bowl, and place over sauce pan
  • Cook, whisking intermittently, until the sauce thickens and is custard like (about 15 minutes)


Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 1687mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 970IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 0.8mg