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Updated on October 18, 2012

Chinese Shrimp Toast

Shrimp Toast
Shrimp Toast
Deep Fried Shrimp Toast
Deep Fried Shrimp Toast
Fresh Shrimp
Fresh Shrimp
Water Chestnuts
Water Chestnuts
Five-fragrance Powder
Five-fragrance Powder
Sesame Seed Oil
Sesame Seed Oil



How to Make Chinese Shrimp Toast Appetizers


If you are looking for an interesting new appetizer to serve at your next party or wine tasting, consider making Chinese shrimp toast. These triangular shaped, deep-fried, shrimp flavored treats are easy to make and perfect finger food.


You can even prepare them and freeze them uncooked and then deep-fry them while they are still frozen. Another interesting application is to serve them for lunch with a bowl of soup or a tossed salad.


Although the Chinese usually deep-fry them in a wok, I prefer to use a large cast iron skillet and less oil. That way you can cook them in batches first on one side and then turn them over and cook them on the other side.


This recipe call for eight slices of bread cut triangularly into quarters for a total of 32 appetizers. It is best if you let the bread triangles dry overnight before you use them.


Remember that if you start with poor quality bread, you will get poorer quality shrimp toast.




Preparation Time:

60 Minutes

Cooking Time:

30 Minutes


Shrinp Paste Ingredients

½ Lb. of Fresh Cleaned Shrimp (finely minced by hand or you can use a food processor)

1 Slice of Fat Bacon (also minced)

1 Scallion (minced including the green part)

1/3 Cup of Water Chestnuts (minced)

1 Beaten Egg

1 Teaspoon Dry White Wine

1 Teaspoon Thin Soy Sauce

½ Teaspoon Sesame Seed Oil

2 Teaspoons Cornstarch

¼ Teaspoon Salt

¼ Teaspoon Sugar

¼ Teaspoon Five-fragrance Powder

¼ Teaspoon Pepper

8 Slices of Thin White bread

3 Tablespoons of White Sesame Seeds

1 Cup of Oil (if you use a large skillet – more for a wok)


Cooking Instructions:

  1. Trim the crusts off the bread, cut them into quarters triangularly and leave the pieces dry overnight.
  2. Mix all of the shrimp paste ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before use.
  3. Spread the shrimp paste evenly on one side of each piece of bread and then sprinkle them with sesame seeds. At this point, you can freeze them in plastic bags for future use.
  4. Heat one cup of oil in a large skillet and fry the shrimp toast pieces in batches of eight pieces at a time – first with the paste side down and then with it up.
  5. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately or keep them warm in an oven until all of them are ready.


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    • mljdgulley354 profile image


      7 years ago

      Finally got to use one of your recipes. This one was very good.

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      Thomas Silvia 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      It sounds delicious !

      Vote up !!!

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      Dilip Chandra 

      7 years ago from India

      Its yummy. Nice hub, well written. Voted UP

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      Eric Prado 

      7 years ago from Webster, Texas

      Great recipes and great hub. Voted up =)

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      7 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      I have always wondered how shrimp toast was made. Thanks for sharing your recipe!


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