Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sesame Prawn Toast

Hands up if you used to love those little squares of Prawn Toast that came in the frozen boxes of dim sum, spring rolls and well... prawn toast?
Me me me!!! It was always the favourite in the family unfortunatly, so we only ever got a tiny amount... but everytime I see it on the menu at a Chinese restaurant I get it... and tonight, I attempted to make it myself. The result wasn't bad... not identical, but not bad.

(Please do ignore 1. my awesome yet vaguely humiliating iBite t-shirt, and 2. the crappiness of the photo, yet again.)


24 ( I only used 160 grams of prawns, and had to add panko bread crumbs to thicken the mixture a bit.. and it made enough to cover 4 slices of bread. Enough for my sister and I for dinner)


  • 6 slices day-old white bread
  • 500g green prawns, peeled, deveined
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2cm piece ginger, peeled, grated
  • 1 eggwhite
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • peanut oil, for frying


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C. Remove bread crusts. Cut each slice into 4 triangles.
  2. Pat prawns dry with paper towel. Place in a food processor with onion, ginger, eggwhite, cornflour, soy sauce and salt and white pepper. Process until smooth.
  3. Spread 2 teaspoons prawn mixture over each bread triangle. Sprinkle sesame seeds onto a plate. Dip bread, prawn side down, into sesame seeds.
  4. Pour oil into a wok until one-third full. Heat until a small piece of bread dropped into oil sizzles. Cook toasts, in batches, prawn side down, for 1 minute. Turn and cook for a further 15 to 30 seconds or until golden. Remove to a wire rack over a baking tray. Keep warm in oven while cooking remaining prawn toasts.
Verdict? Yummy. Not exactly right..... but not bad.


  1. The only time I've ever had prawn toast was when I was out for dinner as a kid with another family and the other dad took over and ordered everything for the table, and I remember being cranky because I wanted the spring rolls instead ;)

    But perhaps I should let go of this bad memory and try making prawn toast myself? I do love sesame seeds...

  2. It is awesome. Even - dare I say it - more awesome than spring rolls.