Super Easy Sesame Prawn Toast Recipe (Like The Takeaway)

Have you ever had sesame prawn toast? If not, then you are in for a real treat! This super easy recipe is perfect for a quick and delicious snack or appetizer. Don’t let the name scare you away from this dish. There is nothing difficult about it at all! In fact, you can have it ready to go in no time at all. So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try today!

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The best sesame prawn on toast

This recipe is better than any take-out and is so simple to make at home! Sesame prawn on toast is one of my favourite Chinese starters, and this recipe is spot on; it’s so moreish!

Prawn on toast is a popular Cantonese dish consisting of deep-fried bread topped with shrimp. It is considered a Dim Sum dish and is often served as an appetizer or main course.

How hot does the oil need to be for prawn toast?

The oil needs to be hot enough so that the prawns cook through but not so hot that the bread burns. I would recommend heating the oil to around 180C/350F.

How many prawns do I need for this recipe?

This recipe uses 300g of raw prawns. This should be enough for 16 pieces of toast.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the prawn mixture ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days. You will need to bring it back to room temperature before using it, though.

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What kind of bread is best for prawn toast?

I like to use white sandwich bread for this recipe, but you can use any type of bread that you like. If you want a more authentic dish, then you can use Chinese egg custard buns.

Can I freeze prawn toast?

Yes, you can freeze prawn toast. Just place the cooked toast on a baking sheet and freeze for 2 hours. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag and store for up to 3 months. To reheat, simply place the frozen toast on a baking sheet and bake at 180C/350F for 10 minutes.

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What can I serve with prawn toast?

Prawn toast is usually served with a sweet and sour sauce or a hoisin sauce. You can also serve it with a dipping sauce of your choice.

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Super Easy Sesame Prawn Toast Recipe

The best homemade sesame prawn toast that's better than the takeaway
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 269 kcal


1 Wok


  • 300 g Raw prawns (Peeled)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1 Egg White
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 4 Slices White Bread
  • 100 g Sesame Seeds
  • Vegetable Oil


  • Finely chop the prawns until it resembles a paste. Add the prawns, ginger, egg white, soy sauce, sugar and garlic to a bowl and mix well. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Take each piece of bread and spread over the mixture making sure you cover the edges.
  • Add the sesame seeds to a plate and press the bread onto the seeds, so they stick to the prawn mixture.
  • Heat about 2cm of oil in a wok or deep frying pan. When hot, shallow fry the bread for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden. Repeat the process to the other pieces of bread.
  • Cut into triangles and serve.
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Calories: 269kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 17gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 592mgPotassium: 244mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 140IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 340mgIron: 5mg
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