A popular Chinese dim sum appetiser which is essentially some cheap white sliced bread, topped with a savoury prawn mixture, deep fried until golden and crisp. It reads like a savoury deep fried version of fairy bread but tastes like heaven. An easy but a goodie.
- 4 slices of white bread
- Crusts off and sliced into 4 triangles each, so you have 16 triangles
- 200g prawns, peeled and de-veined
- 1 tablespoon of ginger finely diced
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp of light soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 6 tablespoons of sesame seeds
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- Peel and de-vein your prawns
- Throw into a food processor the, prawns, egg white, ginger, light soy sauce, fish sauce salt and pepper. Blitz until it turns into a smooth paste. It should have the same consistency as a smooth smash avocado at this point and be ready to spread onto your bread.
- Spread the prawn paste onto one side of your bread triangles
- Place the sesame seeds into a shallow dish and dunk the bread, prawn spread side down to cover it all in sesame seeds
- Place onto a clean plate
- Once they're all done, you're read to fry them. Heat approx 1.5 cups of oil and once it starts to bubble, place a few toasts at a time into the oil prawn spread side down and cook for 3 mins until golden brown. Then flip to the other side to cook for a further 1 minute or until golden brown.
- Enjoy hot and fresh
Watch the process
If you don't want to cook them all or want to save some for later, place them onto a baking paper lined dish and freeze until fully frozen.
Once frozen, you can place them in snap lock bags and defrost and cook them whenever you have your next craving
And if you're cutting carbs, roll the prawn paste into little meatballs, cover them in sesame seeds and deep fry them like so until golden brown