Can I Reheat a Crab Rangoons? Tips on Which Method Is Best

A tasty treat that typically leads up to some sort of eclectic menu based around Chinese or Polynesian food, crab rangoons have become a craved appetizer in the U.S. Wonton wrappers stuffed with cream cheese and tiny bits of imitation crab, these tiny bits of heaven were originally created for the San Francisco restaurant Trader Vic’s, and they quickly became a hit in restaurants and fast food chains.

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Now, you can get them pretty much anywhere. And if you have them as leftovers, you likely want to make sure you heat them up to perfection, so you don’t lose a bit of crunch or flavor. That’s what I’m here for.

Can You Reheat Crab Rangoons?

Can You Reheat Crab Rangoons

If you’re worried about whether it is even possible to reheat crab rangoons, the short answer is “obviously!”

The longer answer is “well … make sure you do it right.”

What do I mean?

Look, any food that has been refrigerated or frozen can be reheated as long as you use the right approach with the right appliance.

For example, food that has been breaded or deep fried can typically be reheated best in the oven or in an air fryer. Food that has been baked in the oven or grilled is often best reheated back in the oven or back on the grill.

For crab rangoons, we are probably going to be best off with the air fryer. There’s nothing like it for reheating deep-fried foods.

But let’s look at each appliance just to be sure we cover all our bases.

Should You Reheat Crab Rangoons?

Should You Reheat Crab Rangoons

Before we get into all our possible appliance approaches, let’s discuss food safety.

There is always a concern with reheating food, especially leftovers, of foodborne illness.

And since crab rangoons have both cheese and fish, we want to be sure we don’t get you sick.

In general, the best approach, according to the guidelines, is to always be sure you have heated your dish to a temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Still, it is important you feel comfortable with your reheating process, so you should always do your own research.

To give you a head start on that research, I have linked this article on reheating leftovers by Healthline

How to Reheat Crab Rangoons in the Oven

Reheating crab rangoons in the oven can be relatively quick and easy, and will turn out delicious tidbits to munch on.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wrap each crab rangoon individually in aluminum foil and place them directly on a wire rack.
  3. Heat for 5-7 minutes and check to be sure they are heated through.
  4. Serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy!

How to Reheat Crab Rangoons in the Microwave

If you’re worried about reheating crab rangoons in the microwave, worry not. It’s not as bad as you think.

You might think the wonton wrappers will grow soggy, but they don’t have enough time in the microwave to make that happen.

Still, they likely won’t end up super crispy, at least not as crispy as the original.

  1. Place the rangoons on a microwave-safe plate and heat them in the microwave at full power for 20 seconds.
  2. Check to see if they are heated through, and if necessary, heat them for another 10-15 seconds.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

How to Reheat Crab Rangoons in an Air Fryer

Heating rangoons in an air fryer is quick, easy, and turns out just-as-good-as-the-original appetizers.

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and place the rangoons in the air fryer basket, separated out so they aren’t touching. This step will ensure the air circulates throughout the basket and touches every possible side of the bite-size treats.
  2. Heat for 2-3 minutes then check to see if they are heated through.
  3. If necessary, you can heat for another minute.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

How to Reheat Crab Rangoons on a Grill

Okay now this one is a little tricky. After all, who’s going to rush out to fire up the grill and reheat your rangoons? No one. That’s who.

But, if you’re out at your grill already, you can give it a try.

  1. Wrap your rangoons individually in aluminum foil and place them on the grill over indirect heat at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Heat for about 5 minutes until they are heated through.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

How to Reheat Crab Rangoons in a Toaster Oven

Most people probably don’t even know what a toaster oven is these days! But if you do, and it’s what you’re working with, we can get the job done just fine.

  1. Preheat your toaster oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wrap your rangoons individually in aluminum foil and place them on the wire rack of your toaster oven.
  3. Heat for about 5 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

How to Reheat Crab Rangoons in a Pan on the Stove

Okay, now, this one is perhaps the trickiest of all. Reheating crab rangoons on the stovetop is not the first approach to think of, but it can certainly be done.

  1. Heat a cast iron skillet on the stove over medium heat and pour a thin layer of olive oil in the bottom.
  2. Place the rangoons in the pan, with the bottom side down, and stir them around for a few minutes until they are thoroughly heated through.
  3. Serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy!

Winner! – The Best Way to Reheat Crab Rangoons Is Using the Air Fryer

Obviously, the air fryer wins, without a doubt. It is super efficient, easy to clean, and able to get those rangoons out onto your plate in their original state. You can’t beat that.

What do you think? Do you have any tips or tricks for reheating crab rangoons? I would love to hear them. Let me know in the comments.

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