A classic Chinese dim sum recipe of shrimp toast food
* 1/2 lb medium shrimp, cleaned and deveined
* 2 ounces bacon, finely minced
* 1 egg white
* 1/2 teaspoon dry sherry
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
* 1 tablespoon cornstarch
* 5 slices white bread
* oil (for deep frying)
* sweet and sour sauce
* hot mustard
Rinse and pat dry shrimp with a paper towel.
Flatten each shrimp with a cleaver and mince finely, along with bacon, or alternatively, pulse in food processor until it resembles a fine paste.
Place mixture in a mixing bowl;add egg white, wine, salt, ginger, and cornstarch, mix well and set aside.
Remove the crusts from the bread and cut into 4 squares, cutting diagonally.
Place 1 rounded teaspoon of shrimp paste on each square of bread and press gently, making sure it adheres.
Heat oil in a deep skillet or fryer to 350 degrees, then reduce heat to medium.
Carefully place 4-5 shrimp toasts in hot fat, shrimp side down, with a slotted spoon; cook about 1 minute, then turn and cook other side for about 30 seconds more.
Remove from fryer with slotted spoon and drain on pepper toweling.
Repeat with remaining toasts.
Serve hot, with sweet& sour sauce or hot mustard sauce, if desired.