Share how to make Shrimp Toast

Monday, September 13, 2010

12 fresh uncooked large shrimp
1 egg
2 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pinch pepper
3 slices sandwich bread
1 hard−cooked egg yolk
1 slice cooked ham (about 1 ounce)
1 green onion
2 cups vegetable oil

1. Remove shells from shrimp, leaving tails intact. Remove back veinsfrom shrimp. Cut down back of shrimp with sharp knife. Gently pressshrimp with fingers to flatten.

2. Beat 1 egg, cornstarch, salt and pepper in a small bowl until blended.Add shrimp to egg mixture and toss until shrimp are completely coated.

3. Remove crusts from bread. Cut each slice into quarter. Place oneshrimp, cut side down, on each bread piece. Gently press shrimp toadhere to bread. Brush or rub small amount of egg mixture over eachshrimp.

4. Cut egg yolk and ham into 1/2 inch pieces. Finely chop onion.Place one piece each of egg yolk and ham and a scant 1/4 teaspoonchopped onion on each shrimp.

5. Heat oil in wok over medium−high heat until it reaches 375F.Fry 3 or 4 shrimp−bread pieces at a time in the hot oil until golden,1 to 2 minutes on each side. Drain on absorbent paper.

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