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Shrimp Toast

Shrimp Toast

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1/2 pound medium-size shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tablespoons chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 16 slices white bread, crusts removed
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds for garnish


  • Put the shrimp, egg white, onion, cilantro, salt, cayenne, and 1/2 teaspoon of the sesame oil in a food processor and pulse two or three times to finely chop. Do not puree.

  • Put the egg yolks, the remaining 2 tablespoons sesame oil, and the water in a shallow bowl and whisk to blend.

  • Spread equal amounts of the shrimp mixture onto  the bread.

  • Heat 3 tablespoons of the vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Dip 4 of the sandwiches in the egg mixture, coating them evenly on both sides. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Fry until golden brown, about 4 minutes on each side. Remove from the skillet. Repeat the process with the remaining 3 tablespoons vegetable oil and sandwiches. Slice each into 4 triangles to serve.