Celery Prawn Toast

March 15, 2012
1 Ratings
  • Makes a platter
Author Notes

I hate Celery. Ok, well I used to hate celery and while this won't make a lover out of me, I'm encouraged to give it another try, experience it from a new, if delicate angle. And I'm now intrigued.....and willing to give it a go. —Kitchen Butterfly

What You'll Need
  • Celery Prawn Toast
  • 225g, raw, shelled prawns, without shells, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons celery, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chopped lemon grass, inner part only
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 2 bird's eye''s chilies, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • Day old crusty loaf of (white) bread slices
  • Oil, for deep frying
  • Fresh Celery Salt
  • 1 - 2 stalks celery
  • kosher salt
  1. To make the Prawn Toasts: Make the prawn paste by putting all the ingredients except the bread and fresh celery salt into the blender. Pulse and blend till smooth. You can refrigerate at this point if you like.
  2. Slice the bread into triangles or rectangles and spread each slice with some prawn paste. Continue till your paste is used up.
  3. Pour oil into a wok until one-third full. Heat until a small piece of bread dropped into oil sizzles. Cook toasts, in batches, prawn side down, for 1 minute. Turn and cook for a further 15 to 30 seconds or until golden. Remove to a wire rack over a baking tray. You could also keep them warm in the oven while cooking the remaining prawn toasts.
  4. Serve topped with a small portion of celery salt
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3 Reviews

Kitchen B. March 16, 2012
Alas, I am unable to edit the recipe as it is in testing.

The first step is to make the celery salt: coarsely grate the celery stalks and combine with kosher salt.
Kitchen B. March 16, 2012
Hi Krusher, thanks for spotting thegap. I wrote up the steps but the system is apparently having issues (again), it was omitted. My apologies. The celery salt is made by combining the grated celery and kosher salt. I will update it. Cheers
krusher March 15, 2012
How do you make the celery salt?