Shrimp Toast

Originally a Chinese appetizer called Hatosi, Shrimp Toast is a simple finger food that makes for a great canape at parties.

Shrimp Toast

Ingredients
  1. 12 thin slices sandwich bread 
  2. 400 grams shrimp peeled and deveined 
  3. 115 grams ground pork 
  4. 1/4 cup potato starch (halve if using cornstarch) 
  5. 4 scallions (white part only, minced) 
  6. 1 large egg 
  7. 2 teaspoons fresh ginger grated 
  8. 1 teaspoon salt 
  9. ground white pepper to taste 
  10. vegetable oil (for frying) 
  11. parsley minced, for garnish 
  12. Thai sweet chili sauce for dipping
Steps
  • Put the shrimp, pork, cornstarch, green onions, egg, ginger, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until it's almost smooth. You may need to scrape the bowl down a few times with a spatula. It should resemble a chunky paste, however there shouldn't be any large pieces of shrimp left. If you don't have a food processor, you can mince the shrimp with a knife and mix everything else together in a bowl by hand.
  • Cut the crusts off the bread (the crust will burn if you leave it on), then cut the bread into four triangles, squares or sticks. Spread about a teaspoon of the shrimp mixture on each piece of bread. Make sure to get the shrimp all the way to the edges or the bread will curl while frying. Press a small piece of parsley into each toast for color.
  • Add about 2 inches of oil to a heavy bottomed pot and heat to 350 degrees F. The oil needs to be very hot, or the bread will soak up excess oil, and the shrimp will get overcooked.