Sesame Prawn Toast

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This popular Chinese starter consists of a mixture of prawns spread on toast, topped with sesame seeds.
  • PREP TIME: 15 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 10 minutes
  • SERVINGS: 4 persons
Sesame Prawn Toast


  • 300 g raw prawns, finely chopped
  • 1 inch piece ginger, grated
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 slices bread, toasted
  • 5 tablespoon white sesame seeds (til)
  • Oil, for deep-frying


  • 1. Mix the prawns with the ginger, spring onion, egg white, cornflour, sesame oil, soy sauce and salt. Leave to marinate for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Take out sesame seeds in a shallow plate.
  • 3. Spread one side of each slice of bread with the prawn mixture. Cut into triangles.
  • 4. Dip the filling side into sesame seeds.
  • 5. Deep fry the toast in hot oil, over a moderate heat, filling side up until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Drain on absorbent paper and serve immediately.


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