Shrimp Recipes

Shrimp Toast recipe

This unusual dish is quite common in Chinese restaurants as an appetizer. A blended shrimp and spice mixture gets mixed with dampened bread and deep-fried for a creamy, sweet fried treat.


10 to 12 slices crusty bread
3/4 pound medium shrimp, shelled, deveined, and finely chopped
4 water chestnuts, finely chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1/2 tomato, finely chopped
1 teaspoon rice wine, dry sherry, or white rice vinegar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 cups oil, or as needed
1/3 cup warm water


  1. Cut each slice of bread into 4 equal squares. Set aside.

  2. In large bowl, combine the shrimp, water chestnuts, green onion, ginger, tomato,

  3. Heat the oil in a large wok over high until heat reaches 375°F.

  4. Meanwhile, prepare the bread. Place warm water in small bowl; submerge bread squares quickly in the water and remove. Squeeze out any excess water. Spread 1 to 2 teaspoons of the shrimp mixture onto each bread square.

  5. When the oil is hot, carefully slide the toast squares into the wok. Add small batches of bread at a time so that the temperature of the oil remains steady. Fry each side until browned, about 1 minute on each side. Remove from the wok with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve hot.

Serve these addictive shrimp bites with other Chinese appetizers, like egg rolls and dim sum, for a fun finger food meal. Crispy whites will best complement the crunch of the fried shrimp and bread.

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¾ lbabout 340g (340.1925 grams based on 453.59 grams in a pound)
2 cupsabout 473ml (473.18 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
1/3 cupabout 79ml (78.7845 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)


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