Thursday, March 12, 2009

Shrimp and Chicken Toast

It's Friday again, time to gain a pound or two, LOL! Let's all join Gollum (aka Michael) at http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/ for permanently hosting the potluck! I am sure, Gollum will have something pretty and delicious to share with us. Join everybody on her list and check out their contributions too.
For my part I would like to show you how to prepare a shrimp/chicken toast step by step. This is one hors d' oeuvres dish that my Thai friend finally taught me how to make, after 2 years of asking her and my hubby pushing me to ask. It is his favorite appetizer and snack.
First, I went to my raised vegetable garden to cut some cilantro.
Prepare everything you need. I forgot to include an egg in the picture but you also need 1 whole egg in addition to the chicken, shrimp, onion leaves, bread and garlic salt and cooking oil.
Use equal amount of chicken and shrimp and pretty much an equal amount of cilantro and onion leaves too.
Chop the cilantro and onion leaves in small pieces.

Oops, I forgot to upload a picture of me chopping the chicken and shrimp (another senior moment..LOL!) but I am sure you can imagine it. Chop them into small pieces just like the picture below. Mix all and add 1 egg. Add salt and pepper to taste, about a tsp of each. Mix well.
Slice the bread about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.
Heat some cooking oil (I use vegetable oil but any will do) until it is very hot. Spoon the mixture into one side of the bread. It will stick to the bread.
Drop into the HOT oil with the chicken/shrimp mixture faced down.
Cook until brown and then flip and cook the other side. You can use a deep fryer but you probably will still have to flip them cause they have a tendency to float.
This picture should have come before the one on top. LOL! It's late and I should probably go to bed but I wanted to load these pictures because I am going on a shopping trip tomorrow with my friend and that usually takes all day.
Blot the excess oil into a paper towel.
Serve with sweet and sour sauce. Enjoy!
Thanks for coming and many thanks to Gollum for hosting another fun party.

24 comments:

prof en retraite said...

Oh Christine...this looks so good! I am so surprised at how well the spread stays on the toast when you fry it! I will have to try this one! Have a good weekend...Debbie

Susan said...

That looks soooo good!!! I will have to try that! I have lots and lots of new recipes to try on my family! Thank you!

Happy To Be said...

Now c/x this looks and sounds wonderful...I can see why its one of John favorites..thanks for sharing..Oh I wished I could fry food here..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Foley said...

Christine - I would have never thought from your heading they would be made this way..they sound delicious. What a great new appie for my file!!

Chandy said...

Sounds yummy, Christine. I'll definitely try that! Thank you!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Christine, This looks sooo good! I understand why it's a favorite of your hubby's! ♥

Nancy Jane said...

This is a fine restaurant type of recipe. Can't wait to try this out on friends :) Nancy

Blondie's Journal said...

Christine,

I am positively making this recipe this weekend! I can just see the smiles on everyone's faces! Thank you so much for sharing such a great recipe. As always, your narrative is so funny!

I will email you tomorrow about your trip. Have fun shopping with your friend! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Connie said...

Christine, This looks so luscious. Do you eat a big meal at noon most days ? I just wondered how you keep your weight down and look so good with large meals. I guess we are supposed to eat the big one at noon and smaller for dinner
If I do that, I am up at night with my peanut butter !
You have a nice blog here.

Bo said...

Yummy, Christine...I want one of those...no, make it 2 or 3 of those... I can't believe the mixture stays on the bread when placed in the oil, but your pictures prove it...what an impressive appetizer! Thanks for the recipe! ;-) Bo

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Christine! This looks positively, absolutely delicious! If there was any way for me to reach through my computer screen and help myself to some of that scrumptiousness, I would! Oh, I wish I could come to your house for dinner. YUM! Thanks for sharing this most delectable recipe...

Happy FF and St. Patty's Day!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Oh my, these looks soooooooooooo delicious!!!!!!!! YUM!
I've never heard anyone call a scallion "onion leaves". LOL

Justine :o )

carolinajewel said...

Love the tutorial! That looks so delicious! :D Jewel

Momovthree said...

Thanks for the step by step. It really looks good!
~Michelle

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This looks so good, Christine! It's something I know my family would enjoy.

Smilingsal said...

That sounds soooo good. Thanks for sharing.

marty39 said...

Oh Christine, this just sounds so good. I will definitely try this one. What a great recipe. Hugs, Marty

Marie said...

That looks absolutely D-licious! And why not, all Filipinas are the best cooks!
-marie

Susan said...

sounds great!!! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

Linda said...

Now that's a keeper - I can almost smell them sizzling in the pan! Linda

JyLnC said...

OK, here comes a question from a non Martha Stewart. Do you use cooked chicken and shrimp or start with them raw? It looks a little beyond my expertise but it looks like a fabulous dish. Yum!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

My mouth is watering! This looks so scrumptuous! I want to try to make some right now, but I don't have the ingredients on hand. I will be making it soon though. Thanks for this recipe. laurie

imjacobsmom said...

Jacob loves the shrimp toast at our Chinese restaurants and now that you have shown me how to make I AM going to make this - it's so easy! Who knew? ~ Robyn

Nicole ~ said...

That looks really good. I am going to have to try out this recipe one of these days. Thanks for sharing.

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