Sesame Shrimp Crisps (Also known as Shrimp Toast)
Broiling, not deep-frying, is the heart-smart secret to these savory snacks. They’re marvelous to munch on.
18 slices French bread, 1/4-inch thick (Use a small bargette and slice diagonally)
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine (optional)
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 egg whites
1/4 cup sesame seeds
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Preheat broiler. Place bread on broiler rack; broil, turning once, until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes.
Using a blender or food processor fitted with the metal blade, combine green onions, cilantro, rice wine, ginger, salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Process until onions are finely chopped. Add shrimp; process until mixture is smooth.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium speed, beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry, peaks form. Fold shrimp mixture into egg whites.
Spoon shrimp mixture onto each piece of toast. Broil 4 inches from heat, until golden, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle sesame seeds evenly on top. Broil 1 minute longer. Transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately.