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Sesame prawn toast

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Sometimes you want a Chinese takeaway, but just don’t want to spend so much money right?! £30 for 6 dishes? Sheesh! I’m not saying it is not worth it, as I love a good takeaway, but if you’re wanting to save money AND maybe eat a little healthier in the process, this sesame prawn toast recipe is super simple, and delicious.

Most of the ingredients you’ll already have at home, and it takes just minutes to prepare it and get it cooked up for a tasty side dish to accompany your main meal.

You can make this sesame prawn toast recipe using just about any bread you have at home, I use Danish bread most of the time, and it is so simple to prepare. Especially if you have a food processor or Nutribullet.

If you want to make a slightly healthier version of this then don’t forget to check out my air fryer prawn toast.

Fried sesame prawn toast on a plate with spring onions and a sweet chilli dip in a blue bowl

Ingredients for sesame prawn toast:

100g of King prawns (cooked)

3 slices of bread (whatever you have in – for this recipe I used Danish bread)

1/4 of a thumb sized piece of fresh ginger

1 garlic clove

30g of egg whites (1/2 a beaten egg will substitute if not)

1 beaten egg

A pinch of sugar

1 spring onion

1 tsp of light soy sauce

30g of sesame seeds

Vegetable oil (for frying)

Dipping sauce of your choice. I used 40g of sweet chilli sauce.

Tomato and chilli salsa in a serving dish with a side of air fryer tortilla chips

Method for sesame prawn toast:

Add the prawns, ginger (peeled with a spoon is my favourite method!), garlic (peeled), egg whites, sugar, spring onions and light soy sauce to a food processor. I use a Nutribullet, as this is what I have, but if you don’t have a food processor you could use a pestle and mortar, or even a plastic bag that you place the ingredients in and hit gently with a rolling pin!

Blitz for just a few seconds until you have a thick paste, ideal for spreading onto bread.

Then spread this blended mixture on to one side of each of your pieces of bread.

Press down into the sesame seeds, on a plate works well, spread side down, to ensure an even covering of sesame seeds.

Heat 2-3cm of vegetable oil in a wok, then carefully place one piece of your sesame prawn toast into the oil, starting with the bare side, for 1.5 – 2 minutes.

Flip and cook on the spread/sesame seed side for 1-1.5 minutes until golden brown.

Place on to a piece of kitchen towel to absorb some of the greasiness.

Cut (carefully!) into four triangles.

I always cook one piece at a time, just because this works space wise, and it means I can keep an eye on it to ensure that it doesn’t burn, as it can turn VERY quickly.

Serve with a dip of your choice and enjoy.

Tomato and chilli salsa, 3 ingredient flatbreads, air fryer roasted tomatoes and Vegan coleslaw

Can you use cooked prawns for prawn toast?

Yes! I use them for this recipe, and love knowing that everything is definitely fully cooked and safe for my family to eat, even if it doesn’t need frying for very long.

Do you need to use fresh ginger and garlic?

Absolutely not. I DO think fresh ginger and garlic gives this recipe the best flavour, but if you don’t have this to hand at home then 1/4 tsp of garlic granules and ground ginger would work pretty well too and still pack a nice punch.

Which dips to serve with sesame prawn toast?

I love to serve with sweet and sour sauce, sweet chilli sauce or just a nice dipping bowl of light soy sauce works really well too. Any Asian sauces typically go really well with sesame prawn toast, and pack lots of flavour!

Salt and pepper chips in a wok with text overlay that says how to make salt and pepper chips

Can you freeze sesame prawn toast?

If you’re making this recipe yourself then you’re going to want to freeze it BEFORE you fry the prawn toast, and not after!

Never reheat a dish where you’ve used cooked prawns. A general rule to follow is to cook things once, if cooking from raw, and then you can re-heat once. If cooking with already cooked meats then you’ll want to cook once and never re-heat. I stick to this and it works well for me!

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How to cook sesame prawn toast:

Sesame prawn toast

Delicious crispy fried sesame prawn toast

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword bread, prawns
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 2 servings (6 triangles each)
Calories 437 kcal

Ingredients

  • 100 g King prawns cooked
  • 3 slices bread whatever you have in – for this recipe I used Danish bread
  • 1/4 thumb sized piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 30 g egg whites 1/2 a beaten egg will substitute if not
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 30 g sesame seeds
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Dipping sauce of your choice. I used 40g of sweet chilli sauce.

Instructions

  1. Add the prawns, ginger (peeled with a spoon is my favourite method!), garlic (peeled), egg whites, sugar, spring onions and light soy sauce to a food processor. I use a Nutribullet, as this is what I have, but if you don’t have a food processor you could use a pestle and mortar, or even a plastic bag that you place the ingredients in and hit with a rolling pin!
  2. Blitz for just a few seconds until you have a thick paste, ideal for spreading onto bread.
  3. Then spread this blended mixture on to one side of each of your pieces of bread.
  4. Press down into the sesame seeds, on a plate works well, spread side down, to ensure an even covering of sesame seeds.
  5. Heat 2-3cm of vegetable oil in a wok, then carefully place one piece of your sesame prawn toast into the oil, starting with the bare side, for 1.5 – 2 minutes.
  6. Flip and cook on the spread/sesame seed side for 1-1.5 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Place on to a piece of kitchen towel to absorb some of the greasiness.
  8. Cut (carefully!) into four triangles.
  9. I always cook one piece at a time, just because this works space wise, and it means I can keep an eye on it to ensure that it doesn’t burn, as it can turn VERY quickly.
  10. Serve with a dip of your choice and enjoy.

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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Fried sesame prawn toast on a plate with spring onions and a sweet chilli dip in a blue bowl
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