Good evening, dear friends 😀
Hmmmm….these days the weather is really cool and it feels like we are in Cameron Highlands now. 😆 Therefore, I can spend more time in the kitchen making some fried snacks…..and as promised earlier, here is the recipe for my family’s most favourite finger food. Whenever I make this snack for tea time, my husband and kids can’t wait to eat them and as I am frying the Prawn Toasts, they eat them just as fast! 🙄 But it makes me very happy to see them enjoying my cooking and I would make a big batch of this.
Please adjust the proportion of the ingredients according to your family size, okay…..as this recipe is for my excited family of 6! 😆 Also, because it is heaty to eat fried stuff when it is so hot after cooking, serve this snack with some cucumber slices to balance the heatiness…..otherwise, your family may complain of sore throats in a day or two. Or, having some cold beers with this finger food would be good, too, as beers are considered cooling to the body according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Oh, be sure to serve the Prawn Toasts with lots of bottled chili sauce. 😉
EASY DELICIOUS PRAWN TOASTS (serves 6 hungry persons) 😀
* 1 or 2 loaves of white sandwich bread, remove the skin and cut into 4 pieces for each slice of bread (the total amount of bread required would depend on how much prawn filling you put on top of each quartered piece)
* 1 kg medium sized fresh prawns with shells (about 600gm if shelled prawns)
* 1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
* 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions/scallions
* 1 cup finely chopped water chestnuts
* 1 small egg, beaten
* 1 tbsp sesame oil
* 2 tbsp soy sauce
* 1 tsp pepper
* 3/4 tbsp salt
* 3 tbsps corn starch
1) Shell/Peel the prawns. Wash and wipe dry. Chop finely or put in a food processor to mince prawns into a paste.
2) In a large bowl, mix prawn paste thoroughly with the rest of the ingredients.
3) Put about a tablespoon of the prawn filling onto each quartered bread slice. Repeat until all the prawn filling is used up. Set aside.
4) Heat up about 5 cups oil in a wok or pan. When oil is hot, reduce fire/heat to medium high.
5) Place uncooked prawn toast with the prawn filling side down first and fry until golden in colour….about 2 minutes. Then turn over to fry the bread side…about 1 minute.
# Note – you got to be careful with the frying part and pay attention so that the prawn toasts don’t get overdone….they can get cooked quite fast depending on your fire. Perhaps, it is best that you fry one piece first and then taste it to check for doneness and whether there is enough salt or not.
6) Remove from heat and put Prawn Toasts (bread side down) onto kitchen paper towels to absorb as much oil as possible. Serve with chili and cucumber slices.
Hope you and your family will love this delicious finger food. Let me know how they turn out by commenting below, okay? 😀
P.S. This snack is sinfully delicious and loaded with calories, and it is good to have a cup of strong Chinese or English tea to wash the “oils” down after eating this! 😉