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Paleo Crab Rangoon

By April 24, 2015February 18th, 2023Appetizer and Sides, Fish and Seafood

Paleo Crab Rangoon

I once adored going to Chinese restaurants for Crab Rangoon (which is a huge hit in the book Keto Restaurant Favorites). But when Craig lost his job, and we couldn’t afford to go out to eat, I started cooking our favorite restaurant meals at home! Not only was it a great way to save money, but we both lost a lot of weight eating healthier versions at home!

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I have made and tested so many recipes for this blog and I have to admit this is my absolute favorite recipe! …Savory recipe that is!

Crab Rangoon was a weakness of mine in my former “un-healthified” life and even though it has been 10 years since I had one, I think these are better! But what is even cooler is that I don’t feel awful after eating them!

Paleo Crab Rangoon


Paleo Crab Rangoon

Maria Emmerich
Servings 8


  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 2 ounces canned crab not imitation crab
  • 1 tsp green onion chopped fine
  • 1/4 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • ½ tsp Redmond Real salt
  • 16 large slices of Proscuitto sliced thin (from the butcher)
  • Coconut oil or SkinnyFat MCT Oil for frying
  • ½ cup Natural Sweetener
  • ½ cup coconut vinegar
  • 2 TBS coconut aminos
  • 1 TBS tomato paste
  • 1 clove roasted garlic not raw
  • 1 tsp grated ginger


  • Preheat fryer or oil in a deep skillet to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl combine the filling until well combined.
  • Lay one slice of prosciutto wrapper on parchment paper so that the prosciutto is lying with short end towards you. Spoon about 1 heaping tablespoon of the filling on the bottom left hand corner of the prosciutto. Fold the prosciutto in a triangle shape over the filling (like you are making a paper football you use to fling across the classroom). Continue folding in a triangle shape making sure the filling is covered well. Continue until all the way to the top of the prosciutto.
  • Repeat until all wrappers are filled.
  • Working in batches fry the crab rangoon by placing the into the hot oil for about 2 minutes or until crisp on the outside. Remove from oil and serve.
  • SWEET n SOUR SAUCE: Heat the ingredients in a small saucepan until simmering. Whisk until smooth. If you want a thicker sauce, add ¼ tsp guar gum.
  • OIL TIP: Once cool, strain the oil and store in mason jars in the fridge for future use.


NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per 2 crab rangoon)
Traditional Crab Rangoon =
"Healthified" Crab Rangoon = 60 calories, 4.9g fat, 3.9g protein, 1g carb
72.7% fat, 23% protein, 4.3% carbs)


Paleo Crab Rangoon


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