Shrimp Toast

Shrimp Toast is one of my favorite restaurant copycats. It’s 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.

Copycat Shrimp Toast

 

Shrimp Toast makes a great party appetizer or an accompaniment to an Asian meal. Turns out it’s really easy to make Shrimp Toast at home!

How to Make Shrimp Toast:

Start by toasting 7 slices of white sandwich bread. Once toasted, cut the crust off and cut each piece in half diagonally.

Next, make the shrimp mixture. Combine 1/2 pound of peeled and deveined shrimp, sliced green onion, an egg white, a few diced pimentos, soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, cornstarch, garlic, salt, ginger, and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until the shrimp are finely chopped. If you don’t have a food processor, you can chop the shrimp finely with a knife and then mix everything together in a bowl.

Pour about 1/2-inch of oil in a nonstick skillet and heat until hot.

Spread shrimp mixture on one side of each toast triangle. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Frying 4 pieces at a time, place them shrimp side down in the hot oil for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden. Carefully flip them over and continue to fry until golden on the other side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

Shrimp Toast (Chinese restaurant copycat)

 

Eat plain or serve with chili garlic sauce. Best eaten right away but leftovers can be reheated in a toaster oven or air fryer.

So crispy, savory, and good!

Shrimp Toast (Chinese restaurant copycat)

Shrimp Toast goes great with these recipes:

  • Spicy Pork Ramen Noodles
  • Mongolian Beef (PF Chang’s copycat)
  • General Tso’s Chicken
Copycat Shrimp Toast

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcal

Recipe adapted from Louisiana Cookin

Shrimp Toast

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