The 30-minute Sesame Prawn Toast

By: Prasanna| Published: 6:18:00 AM

 Crispy sesame prawn toast is much better when homemade and better than restaurant. In under 20 minutes, you can make this prawn toast, where bread is covered with flavourful prawn mixture and coated with sesame seeds, fried till crisp!

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This prawn sesame toast recipe is perfect for any party or dinner, it will get over in no time!

My love for recreating restaurant recipes at home has made me recreate this sesame prawn toast recipe in under 20 minutes!

If you love classic Chinese takeout prawn toast then making them at home is so good plus they are stuffed with prawns, unlike the takeout sesame prawn toast which has very little prawn mixture.
a blue plate with sesame prawn toast

Sesame Prawn Toast

This sesame prawn toast recipe is a popular dish in most Chinese restaurants, a famous Chinese takeaway food, you can make at home in under 20mins.

Everyone loves these Chinese shrimp toast and trust me there will be no leftovers. You can serve them for any party, get-together, or potluck. This dish is also called at many restaurants as Shrimp Toast.

Ingredients for the prawn toasts:

Readily available ingredients are used to make this famous prawn toast recipe:
  • Prawn / Shrimp: Fresh deveined and shelled prawns are the best to get the flavor. You can also use precleaned, frozen prawns, but the frozen prawns do not give the best flavors.
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Egg
  • Spring Onion
  • Salt, Sugar, Pepper
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sriracha
  • Cilantro
  • Thick Bread Slices
  • Sesame Seeds
ingredients to make sesame prawn toast

How to make sesame prawn toast?

Step 1:  In a food processor, add prawn, spring onion, salt, peppers, soy sauce, sriracha, sugar, egg, garlic, and ginger. Blitz until you get a smooth paste.

Step 2:  Cut the white bread slices diagonally, cutting each slice into 4 pieces.

Step 3:  Evenly spread the prawn mixture on the bread pieces.

Step 4:  In a shallow bowl add sesame seeds. Dip each slice of bread, prawn paste side facing down in sesame seeds. Make sure the sesame seeds coat the prawn mixture well.
steps to make prawn toast recipe
Step 5:  Heat oil in a deep frying pan, once the oil is hot, drop the bread slices into the pan, a few slices at a time and fry till golden brown. If you overcrowd the pan, the temperature of the oil will drop.

Step 6:  Cook till prawn paste is cooked through. Place the toast pieces on a tray lined with kitchen tissue paper.
how to make sesame prawn toast
a closeup of a plate with sesame prawn toast
a blue plate with prawn toast

Tips to make prawn and sesame toast:

  • Using frozen, pre-cleaned prawns saves a lot of time, instead of fresh prawns.
  • Use thick white bread for this recipe, as it has to hold the prawn mixture. Also, do not cut the bread crust as it is needed for a crispy toast to hold while eating.
  • If you are using frozen prawns then defrost them in refrigerator overnight and pat them dry before using.
  • Overcrowding the pan with toast will make the oil temperature to reduce and this will make the toast soak more oil and will take more time to fry.
  • Preparing for the prawn toast in advance is posible.You can prepare the filling and refrigerate it before making the toast. If you apply the mixture to bread and keep it ahead of time before frying then the bread will turn soggy.
  • To reheat the prawn toast, you can reheat them in oven for 10mins at 375F.
  • You can freeze the sesame prawn toast by cooling them after frying,arranging them between layers of tissue papers.
  • Serve these prawn toasts with sweet chili sauce.
a closer look at sesame prawn toast dipped in sauce

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Hi, I'm Prasanna!

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