Tasia and Gracia’s sesame prawn toast

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Tasia and Gracia’s sesame prawn toast. Each bite is crunchy and delicious.



Note: + 30 mins chilling time



  • 2 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 300g Coles Thawed Australian MSC Raw Medium King Prawns, peeled, deveined
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 1/2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Coles Australian Free Range Egg white
  • 1 Coles Bakery French Stick*, day-old
  • 100g white sesame seeds
  • 20g black sesame seeds
  • Vegetable oil, to shallow-fry
  • Finely chopped chives, to sprinkle



Place the ginger and garlic in a food processor and process until a smooth paste forms. Add the prawns and pulse until a coarse paste forms.


Combine the prawn mixture, spring onion, cornflour, soy sauce, white pepper, salt, sesame oil and egg white in a medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 mins or until firm.


Trim the ends of the French stick and cut remaining bread into 2cm-thick slices. Spoon 1 tbs prawn mixture over each slice, spreading to edges.


Combine white and black sesame seeds in a shallow bowl. Dip 1 piece of bread, prawn-side down, in sesame seeds to coat evenly.


Pour enough vegetable oil into a medium frying pan to come 3cm up side of the pan. Heat over medium-high heat until oil reaches 180°C (when oil is ready, a cube of bread turns golden in 15 secs). Cook the bread, in batches, prawn-side down, for 5 mins or until sesame seeds are golden and prawn mixture is cooked through. Turn and cook for 1-2 mins or until golden underneath. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.


Transfer prawn toasts to a serving platter. Sprinkle with chives. 

Serve with mayonnaise and chilli paste

Tip: “Keep leftover prawn toast, covered, in the fridge for up to 1 day. Reheat in the oven at 200°C for 8 mins or until heated through.” Gracia Seger

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