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Shrimp. Toast. Bacon.
Yes, it’s ridiculously delicious.
Chinese New Year is just around the corner and it’s the year of the Dragon! Apparently dragons love shrimp toast, bacon-wrapped shrimp toast to be exact.
…. or maybe I just made that up.
I made these in my toaster oven.
I know, awesome right?
Even better, I utilized an old bag of hamburger buns I had laying around and cut out little circles using cookie cutters.
See? Eco-friendly AND scrumptious. Life is good.
Feel free to use old bread like baguettes, white sandwich bread, brioche…you get the idea.
Traditionally you use square shaped bread so you can cut it in 4ths or 8ths to make triangles. But I felt creative today and made them circular, don’t worry, it all tastes the same.
Use leftover shrimp paste for wontons, soups or even sandwiches. Or simply just make more shrimp toast.
Perfect for parties, these can be made ahead, frozen and baked whenever you’re ready. It’s easy to make and fun to eat!
Now the trick to getting that bacon crispy at the end is baking it ahead of hand.
10 minutes at 450F (in a toaster oven or regular oven) to be exact.
That way when you bake it towards the end you get crispy, heavenly bacon — not the soft and rubbery kind. Because that’s sad.
Seeing that this recipe has been around for more than 100 years, I’m guessing it has to be good. I just made it better with bacon.