Yes, it's ridiculously delicious.
Chinese New Year is just around the corner and it's the year of the Dragon! Apparently dragons love shrimp toast, bacon-wrapped shrimp toast to be exact.
.... or maybe I just made that up.
I made these in my toaster oven.
I know, awesome right?
Even better, I utilized an old bag of hamburger buns I had laying around and cut out little circles using cookie cutters.
See? Eco-friendly AND scrumptious. Life is good.
Feel free to use old bread like baguettes, white sandwich bread, brioche...you get the idea.
Traditionally you use square shaped bread so you can cut it in 4ths or 8ths to make triangles. But I felt creative today and made them circular, don't worry, it all tastes the same.
Perfect for parties, these can be made ahead, frozen and baked whenever you're ready. It's easy to make and fun to eat!
10 minutes at 450F (in a toaster oven or regular oven) to be exact.
That way when you bake it towards the end you get crispy, heavenly bacon -- not the soft and rubbery kind. Because that's sad.
|Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Toast||
- 1 pound of prawns
- 2 slices bacon
- 2 stalks green onion, thinly diced
- 2 teaspoons fish sauce (or soy sauce)
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon cooking wine
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 2 eggs
- 4 hamburger buns or 8 slices of stale bread
- 1 cup toasted sesame seeds
- 1 packet of bacon
- 24-32 toothpicks
- Bake bacon in toaster oven at 450F for 10 minutes or until most of the fat has been rendered. (see photo above) Remove from oven and set aside on large plate lined with paper towels.
- Peel and devein prawns. Wash under water and pat dry using a paper towel. Chop the 2 slices of bacon and place into a large bowl. Add half of the green onions and mix well.
- Place bread into toaster oven or oven and bake until dried. Mince prawns using knife or food processor and mix with seasonings (fish sauce, sugar, pepper, cooking wine, sesame oil) in a medium or large bowl.
- Combine mixture with bacon and onion mixture and add cornstarch and eggs. Spread on bread slices or rounds and flatten prawn mixture evenly with a knife (about 1/2 inch thick). Coat with sesame seeds and set aside.
- If you are baking them, place toasts into oven at 400F for 8 minutes. Take out of oven and wrap with bacon slices, using toothpicks to hold bacon in place. If you cut your bread into rounds like I have, cut bacon slices in half and wrap rounds with half slices of bacon. Use toothpick to hold bacon in place.
- Return to oven and bake for additional 10-15 minutes at 400F, or until bacon is crisp.
- If you are frying them, pour oil in hot pan. When oil begins to boil, put in bread slices (or rounds) and deep fry over medium heat until golden. Cut each square into 4-8 triangles (or leave rounds as is). Garnish with remaining green onions and toasted sesame seeds. Serve hot.