Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Prawn toasts recipe

This recipe shows you how to make those yummy prawn toasts that you get in Chinese restaurants and you will be surprised how easy it is.



  • 10 slices white bread
  • 500g green prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • peanut oil for frying


Remove crusts from bread and cut each slice into 4 triangles.

Place the prawn meat into food processor with the green onions, ginger, egg white, cornflour, soy sauce and pepper. Process until smooth.

Spread 1 tablespoon of this mixture on each triangle of bread. Press the toasts face down into the sesame seeds. Repeat until all are finished.

Heat the peanut oil in a saucepan or wok. Check the heat by dropping a small piece of bread in to see if it sizzles.

Fry the toasts in batches of three, face down for 1 minute and then turn for 20 seconds. Drain on paper towel.


  • As you fry these in batches you will need to make sure that your oil doesn't get too hot or the mixture won't cook through properly. I like to turn the heat down after the first two batches.
  • It's best to drain these on paper towel after frying.
  • To keep warm just pop them into an oven that has been preheated to 150'C while you finish cooking.
  • You can also freeze these after frying and re-heat in the oven when you need them.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.