it pains me that imitation crab is still a fish, so i'm trying to find a substitute for my vegetarian friends..
this is my original recipe:
1 quart oil for deep frying
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 (12 ounce) package imitation crabmeat, flaked
1 (5 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
5 green onions, chopped
2 (14 ounce) packages wonton wrappers
Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, soy sauce, imitation crabmeat, water chestnuts and green onions.
Place approximately 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture in the center of each wonton wrapper. Fold into triangles and seal edges with moistened fingers.
In small batches, fry the wontons in the hot oil 3 to 4 minutes, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
however i saw online someone made a "substitute" using zuccini and old bay seasoning in a "crab cake" recipe
do you think i could halve this recipe and make it twice, one half w/ imitation crab and one half with the zuccini+seasoning? i hope i don't have to fiddle with it too much to get the right amount(6 oz.) of zuccini.
i'm not used to extensive vegetarian cooking, so any other ideas would be welcome!
(eta a link)