Monday, February 7, 2011

Prawns On Toast

This recipe brings  back  some wonderful childhood memories. As kids our parents used to take my sis and I to this wonderful little chinese restaurant on weekends.It was upto us to decide where to eat and my sis and I agreed only on one thing in those days and that was to eat here. Every weekend without fail we would eat there and order this amazing starter called Prawns on toast there. I have never in my life tasted anything as wonderful as that and we were there so regularly that  the waiters over there stopped taking our order , they used to bring it to us straight away.
Sadly , nothing good lasts forever , the management changed in that restaurant and it was never the same and we stopped going there but after eating it so many times , I decided that I would try and make this and after various attempts at it I finally got it almost right not fully right but for now this will do , hope you enjoy it as much as I do so here goes , try it I am sure you will like it .


150 gms prawns shelled and deveined
1 egg white
2 tbsp cornflour
1 green chillies chopped
2 tbsp chopped coriander
1/2 tsp soy sauce
salt to taste
2 slices bread cut  into 6 or 8 triangles
sesame seeds to sprinkle on top
oil for deep frying

Pound the prawns in a pestle and mortar or food processor
Add the egg whites and cornflour and mix it all up
Add the green chillies, coriander leaves, soy sauce and salt .
Spread this mix onto the bread slices and sprinkle with sesame seeds
Deep fry the pieces first prawn side first for about 2 min and turn it over and fry it about 2 more min or till it turns golden.
Serve it with sweet and sour chilli sauce .


  1. it looks yummy and easy . i'll try this one and prawns on toast it one of my favorites.

  2. We always make this at home. It's my son favourite snacks. He loves dipping those prawn toasts in sweet chili sauce :)

  3. you are so right it does bring back memories... Oh it tasted so good every time we went to the restaurant we would order prawns on toast.... and then one day we decided to make it and called the grocer for bread and told him specifically to bring the bread dated day before and the surprised voice of his i could never forget 'WHy do you need old bread when everyone makes sure they get fresh from the oven ?' hahaha what does he know that's the secret right sis?

  4. These look delicious! My mom makes a dish called potatoes on toast that is similar (minus the prawns) and I bet she'd love the seafood version! :)

  5. Thank you so much for this recipe. I always wonder how this was made. I saved this recipe to my favorite recipe list. Thank you for visiting my blog :-)

  6. This looks like such a good snack and it may even work as an appetizer at parties :)

  7. Thank you all :D.
    And yeah sis I remember that :).