I love Shrimp Toast and they are so easy to make at home.
I like to toast the bread slightly in the oven first or in the toaster at it lightest setting. that helps stop the bread from soaking up the oil when you deep fry them.
you'll need 6 slices of white bread. trim the crust if you want. I don't bother to.
combine the following in a food processor and pulse into a heavy paste
- 1/2 lb raw cleaned Shrimp
- 2 teaspoons Crisco or lard
- 4 chopped water chestnuts
- 1/2 of a tomato
- 2 chopped Green Onions
- 1 teaspoon Ginger
- 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
- 1 egg
- Salt and Pepper to taste
spread a layer of this mixture evenly on the top of each toast point. then drop into a deep fryer and cook until golden brown. You may have to use the basket to keep them submerged.
I had extra Shrimp mixture left so I made little balls by taking a heaping tablespoon of mixture and rolling it like a meatball. these were pretty good too. I probably should have dusted them with Cornstarch before their dip in the deep fryer.
As long as the deep fryer was on I threw in some store bought breaded mushrooms. They are the smooth looking ones in the last picture. I guess I have to work on the finished look of the shrimp.. Maybe use a wet spatula and work the mixture like it was icing on a cake.
they still taste great.