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Shrmp Toast

Shrimp Toast is a retro Chinese restaurant classic that was one of my favorite things to eat growing up. Slices of white bread are spread with a savory shrimp mixture and fried until wonderfully crispy.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Keyword shrimp
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 188kcal


  • 1/2 pound peeled and deveined medium to large fresh shrimp
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon diced pimentos, drained
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 garlic cloves, monced
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • 7 slices white sandwich bread, toasted and crusts removed
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • sweet garlic sauce for serving


  • Place shrimp, green onion, egg white, pimentos, soy sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch, garlic, salt, ginger, and cayenne in a food processor and pulse 5 to 6 times. You want everything finely minced.
    If you don't have a food processor, you can finely chop the shrimp with a knife and mix everything in a bowl.
  • Pour 1/4-inch of oil into a large nonstick skillet. Heat unti hot.
  • Cut each piece of bread in half diagonally. Spread shrimp mixture onto 1 side of each piece of bread. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Working in batches, fry bread, shrimp side down until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes. Gently flip over and fry until the other side is golden brown.
  • Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Serve with chili sauce.


Calories: 188kcal