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.
- 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.