Thursday, August 15, 2013

Circus Trains: Crab and Cream Cheese Won Tons

One of the benefits of being members of the San Diego Model Railroad Museum is access to their special "Family Days." Last Saturday was their "Circus Family Day" and we ventured to check It out.

There is no such thing as a bad day at the train museum for Thatbaby.  He loves watching the trains, pointing out the tunnels, the buses, the fire trucks.

And the museum is small enough that we're more than happy to let him run around the entire thing, again and again.

I was a little disappointed in the Circus aspect of the day.  The only thing circus about it were performances by some kids from a local camp that does circus/acrobatic classes.  Not that the kids weren't talented, they were.  There were mini-airealists:

And very flexible acrobats.

And stilt walkers wandering the museum.

But really, I was expecting more.  On the plus side, The Juris family met up with us and Thatbaby had a grand time taking Jurisbaby around the museum.

With a nice, long stop in the train table room.

I was so proud of both our boys, playing so nicely and sharing with the other kids.  Thatbaby didn't even want to leave.  But all good things must come to an end.

We came home and Thatbaby settled in for a nap while I worked on dinner.  Wontons are a weekend food for me because they're so time consuming.  But I love the snacky aspect of them.  And I wanted to make some crab wontons before the sweet summer crab was gone.  Crab Wontons.  The quintessential non-kosher food.  But they are absolutely fabulous.  And so easy to munch!

Crab and Cream Cheese Won Tons
8 oz cream cheese, softened
Meat from 2 clusters of snow crab
2 green onions, sliced
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp sriracha
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper
won ton wrappers
Canola oil

  1. Combine cream cheese, crab meat, green onions, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, sriracha, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Place 1 1/2 tsps of the crab mixture in the center of a won ton wrapper.  Dip your finger in some water and run along the edges of the wonton before folding it into a triangle and pressing to seal.
  3. Bring in the two sides of the triangle to meet in the middle. Repeat with remaining filling and remaining won ton wrappers.
  4. Fill a pot with 3 inches of canola oil and heat until it reaches 350.  Fry won tons for about 2 minutes per side, until golden brown.


  1. These look GORGEOUS. I wish I had a few to snack on right now. And I loved seeing all the pictures at the train museum (although I must admit I'd be pretty disappointed too with the circus aspect!)

  2. I had no idea wontons were something you could really make at home...but those crispy outsides are calling to me.

  3. I though bacon cheeseburgers were the essential non-kosher food.