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Easy Prawn Toast (Shrimp Toast) Airfryer Recipe
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Sesame Prawn Toast (Shrimp Toast). Recipe below. It might not be your traditional Lunar New Year fare, but my goodness it's so delicious and the perfect excuse to have yum cha at home more often. Heck, I'd happily just have this as a light lunch or supper whenever. VERDICT - we loved the airfryer version! It was quicker to make, perfectly crisp all over, and non-greasy. You could also taste the prawns rather than just fried bread. It's much harder to get the frying pan temp right so you can end up with burnt toast and a lot of fumes in the house. Hardly any smell with the airfryer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 slices



  • 280 g peeled raw prawns shrimp
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 spring onions sliced finely


  • 4 slices brioche bread*
  • 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
  • olive oil spray



  • Blend prawns (shrimp) into a rough paste. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Slice crusts off* brioche if you prefer. Spread each slice with paste. Dip in sesame seeds.
  • AIR FRYER: preheat airfryer at 200C for a minute. Spray tops with oil spray. Place 1-3 toasts in the drawer. Cook for 5 mins.
  • FRYING PAN: Heat pan over medium heat, add oil - you don't want it to be smoking hot, but also not too cold (test with a piece of crust, if the oil bubbles gently it's ready). Cook 1-3 toasts unspread side down for 1-2 mins. Flip and cook for 2-3 mins.


*NOTES: 1) Both the airfyer and frying pan fit around 3 slices of bread 2) I used @earlyrisebakingco Boundary Road Brioche - not white or the super sweet Chinese style bread. 3) Freeze trimmed crusts, soak in milk and add to meatballs to make them juicy and save waste
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