Sesame prawn toast recipe

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Our sesame prawn toast is so easy to make and makes the perfect snack or starter for a Chinese themed meal. Serve on Chinese New Year or at festive drinks parties.

Sesame prawn toast
  • healthy
Preparation Time30 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories64 Kcal3%
Sugar0.6 g1%
Fat2.4 g3%
Saturated Fat0.4 g2%
Salt0.55 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein5.1 g10%
Carbohydrates6 g2%
Salt0.55 gRow 7 - Cell 2

These sesame prawn toasts are crisp little triangles of joy and when you realise how easy they are to make, you'll never want to get them from the takeaway again.

They make the ultimate starter or pre-starter snack for any Chinese meal but they're also a great canapé to have at a stand up drinks party. You can eat them one handed with a drink in the other - just be sure to put out napkins for people as well. They take less than an hour to make and you get 24 little triangles in a batch (feel free to increase the amounts if you have more guests though. We find people usually want 3-4 of these little treats, but watch out because they are popular. Serve with a sweet chilli dip. Any leftovers can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days and reheated in the oven. 


  • 350g cooked, peeled prawns
  • 4 spring onions, trimmed
  • 1 level tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 med egg white
  • 1 level tbsp cornflour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices med-sliced white bread
  • 2-3 level tbsp sesame seeds
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Chilli dipping sauce, to serve




  1. To begin making your prawn toast, in the bowl of a food processor, purée the prawns, spring onion, ginger, egg white and cornflour until the mixture forms a thick paste. Season.
  2. Cut the crusts off the bread, then spread the prawn purée over the slices. Sprinkle over sesame seeds and press them down well. Cut each slice of bread diagonally into 4 triangles.
  3. Heat a 1cm depth of vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the prawn-topped bread, sesame-side down first, for 2-3 mins on each side, until golden and crisp. Remove from the pan and drain briefly on kitchen paper before serving hot with the chilli dipping sauce. Garnish with a curled spring onion, if you like.

Top tip for making sesame prawn toast

Serve alongside some dim sum for a Chinese themed canapé spread.

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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies