Chinese Sesame and Prawn Toast Starters

READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 12 toasts


  • 300
    g prawns
  • 8
    slices white bread
  • 4
    large eggs
  • oil, to fry
  • sesame oil, if possible


  • Take the prawns-if they are frozen,make sure they are completely defrosted and drained,place them in a bowl an mash them to a pulp.
  • cut the crusts off the bread.
  • seperate the eggyolks and whites,discard the yolks and whisk the whites in a bowl.
  • make "sanwiches" with the crustless bread,using the pulped prawns,roll thin with a rolling pin (a drink bottle full of water works well for those without a rolling pin).
  • place the sesame seeds in a dish.
  • cover the bottom of a non stick frying pan with oil (sesame seed oil is tastiest-but a splash added with surfice as this is expensive and strong in flavour) and heat on a medium flame.
  • cut each "sanwich into 4 triangles and dip in the egg white untill thoroughly soaked.
  • dip in the sesame seeds.
  • fry each "toast" for 2-3 mins a side or untill golden.
  • serve and enjoy- a sweet chillie dip or soy completes the dish!