Sesame Prawn Toast is a wonderful thing. Everytime we have a Chinese takeaway, this is the first thing that gets ordered, and ever since I can remember I have always wanted to try and make it myself. I have always been scared of making it purely because it always seemed so technical and complicated, I mean how do you get the prawns to stay on the toast? So I did some research and found a few recipes which worked for me and saw that the method was actually not that difficult at all. I have adapted my recipe from Chinese Fast Food by Ching-he Huang, which is a really basic recipe, but I amended it to suit my needs.
SO why not make a full Chinese Takeaway meal at home yourself, you can find my egg fried rice here and Sweet and Sour Pork here, and then you can make the prawn toast as a starter, so now for the recipe.
Sesame Prawn Toast
Sesame Prawn Toast, I have adapted my recipe from Chinese Fast Food by Ching-he Huang.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 10 Minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2 Servings 1x
- 4 slices of bread I used this Spelt and Cider Loaf, but feel free to use any bread you have. Remove the crusts and cut into triangles
- 16 raw prawns I used some king prawns which had been peeled and de-veined, heads and tails removed
- 3 spring onions diced
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 fresh chilli (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 tsp sesame oil
- 1/4 tsp light soy sauce
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- 1 egg large
- 1 tbsp cornflour
- 8 tbsp sesame seeds you can toast these if you like
- 600 ml groundnut oil for deep frying
- 1 Mini Food Processor
- 1 Wok or Large frying pan for deep frying
- Put the prawns, spring onions, garlic, chilli if using, grated ginger, egg, cornflour, soy sauce and fish sauce in the mini food processor and blitz until combined and it is almost like a paste.
- Place your sesame seeds on a side plate evenly spread out, then remove the crusts off your bread and cut into triangles.
- Take one triangle and then using a spoon, put a couple of tablespoons onto the one side of a triangle of bread, you need to push it down into the slice of bread, so that it is slightly indented into the bread as you want it to stay on the bread. The prawn toast should now look like the following picture –
- Before you put the sesame seeds onto the prawn toast, prepare your oil. I used a deep wok and added the oil to that and then heated up the oil to about 180°C, it will be hot enough when a cube of bread dropped into the middle turns golden brown in 15 seconds and floats to the surface. You can of course use a deep fat fryer if you wish or a deep sided frying pan, just be careful as the oil will be hot.
- Next coat the prawn side of the bread with sesame seeds, carefully pressing down into the sesame seeds and then turn it over and sprinkle some more over the top.
- Next place the toast into the wok seed side down and fry for about 2 minutes on one side and then turning it over and fry on the other side for a further 2 minutes. It will be done when it turns golden brown. I fried about 4 at a time, but feel free to fry 2 at a time, depending on the size of your fryer.
- They will be done when they look like this –
- Remove from the wok with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper and serve immediately.
So there you have it a delicious, light and easy snack or appetiser for a dinner party, as this is made from scratch including the bread, I am entering this into Made with Love Mondays, hosted by Javelin Warrior. You can see his blog here.
I hope you give these a go as they are so tasty and easy to make. I will see you soon with another recipe.