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Keto Crab Rangoons

  • Author: Mellissa Sevigny
  • Total Time: 44 minutes
  • Yield: 18 Rangoons (6 servings) 1x
  • Diet: Diabetic


Crispy on the outside, creamy and fluffy on the inside – these delicious Keto Crab Rangoons are everything you’ve been missing from your fave Chinese takeout place! Low carb and gluten free!


  • 1 batch Easy Keto Dough
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 6 ounces canned or fresh crab meat, cartilage removed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated erythritol 
  • oil for frying (avocado, peanut, or vegetable if that’s all you’ve got)


  1. Pour oil into a large saucepan to a depth of about 2 inches.
  2. Heat over medium-high heat until about 375 degrees, or hot enough for a tiny piece of bread or dough to sizzle and bubble immediately when dropped into it. This will take about 5-7 minutes – once it’s hot you can turn it to low to maintain the heat until you’re ready to start frying. 
  3. While the oil is heating, combine the cream cheese, crab, onions, fish sauce, and erythritol in a small bowl and mix well.  
  4. Divide the Easy Keto Dough into 18 balls of about 1 inch in size.
  5. Press one of the balls into a circle about 3 inches around, and place about a tablespoon of filling on one half of the circle. 
  6. Fold the “naked” half over the filling, and press all the way around to seal the filling inside the dough completely so it won’t leak out during cooking.
  7. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling.
  8. Fry them about 3 at a time for 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown and puffed.  
  9. Remove from the hot oil and place on a wire rack or paper towel-lined plate to drain and cool slightly. 
  10. Serve hot. 
  11. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
  12. Reheat in the oven for 10 minutes at 400, or in the microwave uncovered for 45 seconds to 1 minute. 


Approximate net carbs per 3 Rangoons = 5g

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 24 minutes
  • Category: keto appetizers
  • Method: frying
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Serving Size: 3 Rangoons
  • Calories: 488
  • Fat: 36g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 28g

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