Shrimp Toast

Serves 12

Ingredients:

1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup water
1 large egg
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Sesame seeds, for topping
8 slices English muffin toasting bread
Vegetable oil, for frying

Directions:

  1. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels. Dice shrimp into small pieces; set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, whisk together green onions, water, egg, cornstarch, flour, salt, sesame oil, cayenne pepper, and sugar. Stir in diced shrimp.
  3. Cut each slice of bread into quarters. Place about 1 tablespoon of shrimp batter on top of each bread square; sprinkle tops with sesame seeds.
  4. Preheat about a half-inch of vegetable oil in heavy bottomed skillet to 350 degrees F.
  5. Frying in batches, place about 6 toasts, shrimp side up, in pan and fry until deep golden brown around the edges, turn over, and fry another 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Serve immediately with sweet and sour sauce on the side.