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Chinese Shrimp Toast Recipe

Updated on March 20, 2015
Baked Shrimp Toast
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Deep-fried triangles toast topped with savory shrimp paste, shrimp toast, a popular and well-liked appetizer in Chinese American restaurants. It made of old or stale bread and ground shrimp. This is another the easiest appetizer one can make.

Here is how to make shrimp toast at home. The ingredients are pretty simple. This recipe is a great way to use the old bread. If you are in low-fat diet, you can bake the shrimp toast in the oven instead of deep-frying. Fixing shrimp toast at home could be a perfect "cooking with kids" projects since the cooking process is very straightforward, easy and quick.

This crunchy and tasty toast is a nice addition to any elegant dinner or Asian feast. It will make a tasty treat or finger foods for children too.

Serves 8


1 lbs shrimp, peeled

oil for deep frying

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp sugar

1 tsp minced garlic

3 tbsp minced spring onions

3 tbsp minced water chestnut

1 tsp cornstarch

1 egg

12 slices bread

What You Need

  • Trim the crust from the bread slices. Cut each bread slices into 4 triangles. Set aside.
  • Put the shrimp, salt, sugar, minced garlic, cornstarch and egg in a food processor. Pulse and process the shrimp mixtures into a coarse paste. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and stir in spring onions and water chesnut.
  • Use a spatula or butter knife to spread a 1/4-inch thick layer of shrimp paste on the top of triangle bread slices.
  • Heat a wok over high heat. Pour the cooking oil in. Heat the oil to 375 F. Fry the triangle toasts for about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Fry about 4 to 5 pieces at a time. Turning frequently. Then use a slotted spoon to remove it from hot oil. Drain on paper towels.

Shrimp Toast


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