Shrimp Toast Appetizer

One more starter with prawns. I should say this is very easy to make & tastes awesome!! We both enjoyed it so much and  I had only one regret…I made only a few, it got over so fast :( . I tried this dish with some leftover prawns from mixed fried rice. If you like prawns, I would strongly recommend you to give this a try, am sure you will not be disappointed.

Here is the recipe:

  1. Prawns – 16
  2. Egg – 1
  3. Salt – as required
    Pepper – as required
    Cornflour – 2 tbsp
  4. Bread – 4 slices
  5. Onion -1, chopped
  6. Oil

Clean the prawns, you can retain its tail if you wish. Beat the egg well & add cornflour, salt & pepper. Combine well. Dip prawns in this batter. Remove the crusts from the bread slices and cut each slice into four pieces. Place one prawn on top of each bread square & press gently. Repeat the same till all the prawns are placed in this manner. Pour the remaining egg batter on these bread squares. Sprinkle the chopped onion on top of the bread squares. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the same. Serve hot with tomato ketchup or any other sauce of your choice.

Notes: Though the original recipe uses uncooked prawns, I used cooked prawns for this. Make sure that the prawns are well coated with the egg batter, otherwise it may separate from the bread piece while frying.

Recipe source: Vanitha Magazine

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20 thoughts on “Shrimp Toast Appetizer”

  1. i made this yestr as starter when some guests came wz awsome.they all liked it.i arranged it wid some toothpicks and ketchup made it attractive and all were like wwoooww..danx maria!
    and one mre thing maria in yestr’s menu,many of ur dishes were included i tried this as startr,den chicken biriyani as main course,lemon mint soother,salads…and wat mre the desert wz one f ur choco cakes and gulab jamun. my li’l boy(1yr)love your cakes…….

    danx again

    • HI Shruthi,

      Thank you so much dear :) I’m really excited to know that you made many items from here.

      My hugs to your little one :)


  2. This is one of my favorites..thanks

    Also the Pineapple+Apple+Cheese and Cherry on sticks go along well…

  3. Ammu & Seeba.. very happy to know that you both enjoyed this :)

    Ammu.. did u make in large qty?? its too small to be a filler unless u had a few dozens ;)

    Seeba, thanks for your idea of sandwich, I will try it next time and yes am on the lookout for a good microwave cake recipe :)

  4. hi maria!! I made it and it was just toooo yummy,that it got over sooooo fast!!! and i even tried by placing another bread portion over the prawn and fried,(like a sandwich) it was good too. Ya pls do post a microwave baked caked.

  5. finally i made it!! it was just as simple as i thot and tasted even better! i thot shrimp might have a bland taste but when coated well with batter as u said it was onions got burnt for the first one n i had one less to eat :( …and it didnt work as an appetiser for was a total filler :D

  6. hi again maria!!
    I am surely gonna try these recepie, and I will let u know how it turns out.Can u post any kind of cake that can be baked in microwave oven???

  7. This snap makes me soo hungry…I love shrimp and this sure is one easy one ..waiting to shop for shrimp n bread…this will be my all-time appetizing pic!!

  8. yaay yaay yaaaaaaaaaay,

    what did u do Maria? i can see all the pics now:D
    no more excuses for not trying out ur recipes, yaaaay

    on a serious note, be prepared to see more comments from me hahaha

  9. Yes Tina, its a very easy one.

    Rachel…ya it got over so fast, we were actually fighting for the last piece ;)

    Thanks sam for your encouraging words, it means a lot to me :) Regarding the pics, i think in some places like Dubai, flikr, where we host our images is blocked. May be that’s why you are not able to see it.

  10. hi Maria,

    awesome blog with wonderful collection of recipes. have bookmarked many to try out. sadly, i am not able to see the pictures of the new recipes.
    i would really like to see this shrimp appetizer, but…..
    anyways thanks for the recipe.
    will try and let u know.


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