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.
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
Verdict? Yummy. Not exactly right..... but not bad.
- Preheat oven to 150°C. Remove bread crusts. Cut each slice into 4 triangles.
- 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.
- Spread 2 teaspoons prawn mixture over each bread triangle. Sprinkle sesame seeds onto a plate. Dip bread, prawn side down, into sesame seeds.
- 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.