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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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Make the dipping sauce: In a small mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, water, sesame oil, parsley, garlic powder, and sugar; set aside.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

Nutrition Facts

454 calories; protein 33.8g 68% DV; carbohydrates 37.8g 12% DV; fat 18.5g 29% DV; cholesterol 238.4mg 80% DV; sodium 1732.5mg 69% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2005
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/22/2010
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. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2009
this was excellent I fried the bread and mixture in olive oil and a little butter....melt in your mouth... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2007
Very nice. A delicacy to be remembered. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/22/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2015
Too many unneeded ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2014
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. Read More
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