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Shrimp Toast Recipe

Shrimp toast is a common dim sum appetizer. Triangles of dried bread are topped with a shrimp mixture and fried to a golden brown.

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 30 minutes | Servings: 8

Shrimp Toast Recipe


  • 20 slices of white day old bread
  • 3/4 pound raw, peeled deveined shrimp (if using frozen shrimp be sure to thaw completely for 30 minutes in cold water)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon white rice vinegar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • Canola oil for frying, to fill to a depth of at least 1 inch in frying pan
  • Salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
  2. Trim crust from the bread.  Cut each slice into four equal triangles.  Place bread on a cookie sheet.  Bake at 225 degrees until completely dry, approximately 30 minutes.
  3. Place the shrimp and sesame oil into a blender or food processor.  Pulse four times.  Add the chopped tomato, chopped green onions, grated ginger, white rice vinegar, beaten egg and flour.  Beat or process until mixture becomes paste-like.
  4. Spread 1 heaping tablespoon of shrimp mixture on the top of each toast.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds and gently press seeds into mixture.
  5. Heat oil to 350 degrees in a heavy frying pan.  To test oil, place a corner of one prepared toast in oil and it should begin to bubble.
  6. Prepare a plate with paper towels to place shrimp toast on after frying.
  7. Add shrimp toast to oil, shrimp side down.  The bread should float to the top and begin to bubble immediately.  Cook for 1 1/2 minutes or until mixture is medium brown.  Carefully turn over, then cook for about 25 seconds  until bread is browned.
  8. Remove shrimp toast from pan with a slotted spatula and place on paper towels to drain.  Sprinkle with salt while still hot.
  9. Let cool and serve.

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