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Shrimp Toast, Great Chinese Appetizer.


  • 2 cups fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups canned water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 6 slices white bread, crusts cut away
  • Sesame seeds
  • Vegetable oil for frying


Put the shrimp meat and the water chestnuts into a food processor or blender, and process into a lumpy paste.

Scrape contents into a bowl and add the egg and the flour. Stir well.

Press down on the pieces of bread to flatten them. With a knife, coat each piece of bread with a mound of the shrimp mixture about an inch high. Top with a sparse sprinkling of sesame seeds. Cut each of these into quarters.

Deep-fry in vegetable oil at 325 degrees until golden brown. Drain excess oil and allow to cool for one minute.