Daddy's Shrimp Toast Recipe -
Daddy's Shrimp Toast Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Daddy's Shrimp Toast

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"My father made this for me while experimenting in the kitchen. It was absolutely the most delicious way to use shrimp. I think I've gotten pretty good at making this dish but it still doesn't compare to my father's! Don't be fooled by the ingredients. Most are optional and this is easy to make! Great for parties as appetizers or a main dish."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    40 mins


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the shrimp, onion, water chestnuts, celery, and green onion. Stir in crabmeat, egg, parsley, sesame oil, soy sauce, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Make the dipping sauce: In a small mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, water, sesame oil, parsley, garlic powder, and sugar; set aside.
  3. In a heavy skillet, heat 2 cups oil, or enough to be 1/2 inch deep, over medium heat. Spread a thick layer of shrimp filling on one side of each slice of bread.
  4. Fry the topped bread in hot oil until golden brown and shrimp is pink, turning once. Do not let the filling sit on the bread too long or the sandwich will get soggy. Drain on paper towels and let cool for a minute. Slice diagonally and serve with dipping sauce or alone.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 01, 2005

This was very popular at our playoff party. I only made a few changes, lightly toasted the bread before adding the shrimp so that it won't get soggy, didn't used the yellow onion, but increased the green onions and baked the toast for 5-7 minutes in a 350 degree oven instead of frying to cut down the fat. Add some red peper flakes for a little bit of heat.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 22, 2010

I was really excited to try this recipe. Don't know what went wrong, but we did not like this. Baked instead of fried, but I cannot imagine that would affect it SO much. Overall, t was very bland for us, and would not attempt again.

Aug 26, 2007

Delicious! Had only king crab so I added a little mayo and grated cheddar to help bind it together. Put on butter brushed toasted french bread. Baked in the oven instead of frying. YUMM!

Dec 29, 2003

I made this recipe for my husband & friends. It was delicious. We enjoy the shrimp toast with lemon wedges and the sauce with the recipe. Recommended.

May 16, 2011

I've never made this with crab... but I did happen to have some King Crab knuckles in my freezer, so I tried it. I am at a loss to understand why people baked this rather than quick deep-fried it, because deep-frying made such a difference in flavor. To bake shrimp toast isn't really shrimp toast at all. And eliminating all the essential fatty acids in one's diet isn't good for the body, especially the brain and nervous system. And people are still using margarine for the sake of "less fat" when it is the equivalent of plastic? It hasn't lengthened anyone's life in my profession, just made it more miserable.

Apr 13, 2009

this was excellent, I fried the bread and mixture in olive oil and a little butter....melt in your mouth...

Nov 28, 2007

Very nice. A delicacy to be remembered.

Jun 27, 2014

I made a batch of this mixture 3 days ago and have eaten them twice a day ever since :> Now im going to have to mix some more up LOL. I didnt have the water chestnuts or celery so i used more green onion and they were AWSOME anyway! I highly recommend theese.


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  • Calories
  • 454 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 239 mg
  • 80%
  • Fat
  • 18.5 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 33.9 g
  • 68%
  • Sodium
  • 1733 mg
  • 69%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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