Shrimp Toast Recipe

Aromatics and good toast really make this dish shine.


Shrimp toast is all about crispy, golden brown, slices of fried bread with a vaguely shrimpy but very allium-heavy coating. Each bite of toast is the perfect combination of salty and sweet. We've replaced the more traditional scallions you might find in other recipes with ramps, and suggest using Martin's potato bread as the base for the toast.

Recipe Details

Shrimp Toast Recipe

Active 30 mins
Total 30 mins
Serves 6 to 8 servings

Aromatics and good toast really make this dish shine.


  • 1/2 pound peeled and deveined shrimp

  • 1 egg white

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 4 scallions, finely sliced

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 1 clove garlic, grated on a microplane grater

  • 8 slices sandwich bread, crusts removed, split into 16 triangles

  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds (optional)

  • 2 quarts peanut, vegetable, or canola oil

  • Kosher salt


  1. Combine shrimp, egg, soy sauce, scallions, cornstarch, cilantro, sesame oil, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until extremely finely minced. Alternatively, chop shrimp by hand with a knife until extremely finely minced, then fold in remaining ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.

  2. Spread mixture evenly over one side of each piece of bread. Dip shrimp side into sesame seeds to coat if desired.

  3. Heat oil in a wok or dutch oven to 325°F (use a thermometer). Carefully transfer half of toasts to the oil, shrimp side-down. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes, adjusting flame as necessary to maintain heat, then carefully flip toast and cook until second side is golden brown, about 1 minute longer. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate and repeat with remaining toasts. Season with salt and serve immediately.

Special equipment

Food processor

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
147 Calories
11g Fat
3g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 147
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 419mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 91mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)