What’s Cooking – Sesame Prawn Toast

Sesame Prawn Toast
Sesame Prawn Toast

Mark is still on annual leave so he is still experimenting with Chinese dishes. Some of them didn’t come out as well as they should have (joint agreement not just me being ungrateful) so we will not mention them till Mark has “nailed it”. One exception this time was the Sesame Prawn Toast which ended up being delicious and tasting just as they should.

So let’s get to work.

This is all we need to make tasty Sesame Prawn Toast
This is all we need to make tasty Sesame Prawn Toast

Ingredients list:

·         225g cooked, peeled prawns

·         1 spring onion

·         ¼ tsp of salt

·         1 tsp of light soy sauce

·         1 tbsp of cornflour

·         1 egg white, beaten

·         White bread, sliced with the crust removed

·         4 tbsp of sesame seeds

·         Vegetable oil for deep frying

And now the method of turning this bunch of ingredients into tasty sesame prawn toasts.

Put the prawn and onion into a food processor and process until finely minced.
Put the prawn and onion into a food processor and process until finely minced.
Transfer to a bowl and stir in the salt, soy sauce, cornflour and egg white.
Transfer to a bowl and stir in the salt, soy sauce, cornflour and egg white.
Prepare your bread. Cut it into thin slices and remove the crusts.
Prepare your bread. Cut it into thin slices and remove the crusts.
Cut each slice into your desired finger food sizes.
Cut each slice into your desired finger food sizes.
Spread the prawn mixture on to one side of each slice of bread. Spread the sesame seeds on top of the mixture and press down firmly, this will ensure that the toppings will stay in place during the cooking process.
Spread the prawn mixture on to one side of each slice of bread.
Spread the sesame seeds on top of the mixture and press down firmly, this will ensure that the toppings will stay in place during the cooking process.
Carefully place your formed prawn “toasts” into some preheated oil at 180 degrees.  Place them coated side down and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
Carefully place your formed prawn “toasts” into some preheated oil at 180 degrees.
Place them coated side down and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove with a slotted spoon or tongs and drain on a sheet of kitchen paper.
Remove with a slotted spoon or tongs and drain on a sheet of kitchen paper.

Serve warm! Enjoy!

Cooking tips:

        Make sure your bread is not too thick. Cut it very thin for a crispy base.

·         Do not over crowd your frying pan, too many “toasts” frying at once might make them stick together, will not allow all surfaces to be in contact with the oil and will also drop the temperature of the oil to much so they do not cook properly.

      Make more than your eyes are telling you to make, as you are going to run out! They are delicious!

0 thoughts on “What’s Cooking – Sesame Prawn Toast

  1. These toasts look amazing! I love prawns and am always happy to find find a new way to enjoy them!

    Did you try flipping them to cook the other side of the toasts at all? Did you find the bread was crispy enough? Did it get soggy at all?

    1. Hi Amber, apologies for late reply, but I am struggling to access my blog lately…
      To answer your questions:
      Flipping is not needed; they are thin so both sides cook.
      Bread is crispy as long as it is very thin to start with… we had few thicker pieces and they got a little bit soggy…
      So making sure slices are very thin is a must!

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