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Dim Sum and Other Snack Foods
1 pound shrimp, deveined and minced fine
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1 Tablespoon chopped scallions
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 can (6½ ounces) water chestnuts, minced
14 to 16 slices white bread, toasted
vegetable oil for deep frying
1. Mix all ingredients except the toast and the oil for deep frying.
2. Spread the shrimp mixture on the toast.
3. Heat oil to 300 F, then fry toast slices a few at a time and with the shrimp side down for two minutes; then turn toast over and fry a minute more. Remove and drain on paper towels.
4. Cut each slice into four pieces.
Note: Shrimp toast can be made ahead and frozen; if you do, reheat at 375 F degrees for ten minutes. They can be served hot or cold, but hot is really better.