Shrimp Toast

By Leslie Blythe  , , , ,   

October 12, 2017

Shrimp toast or prawn toast is a Chinese dim sum dish. It’s simple finger food that makes a great hors d’oeurves for parties.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings


1Combine shrimp, egg, soy sauce, scallions, cornstarch, sesame oil, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely minced. Alternatively, chop shrimp by hand with a knife until extremely finely minced, then fold in remaining ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.

2Spread mixture evenly over one side of each piece of bread. Dip shrimp side into sesame seeds to coat if desired.

3Heat oil in a wok or dutch oven to 325°F (use a thermometer). Carefully transfer half of the toasts to the oil, shrimp side-down. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes, adjusting flame as necessary to maintain heat, then carefully flip toast and cook until the second side is golden brown, about 1 minute longer. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and repeat with remaining toasts. Season with salt and serve immediately.


½ pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 egg white

2 teaspoons soy sauce

4 scallions, finely sliced

2 teaspoons cornstarch

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1 clove garlic, grated

8 slices white bread, crusts removed, split into 16 triangles

½ cup toasted sesame seeds (optional)

2 quarts peanut, vegetable, or canola oil

Kosher salt


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