Homemade chicken and prawn toasts

aka my mum’s yummy savoury fried bread! Mum initially made this for us for brunch, but it became such a favourite of mine that I could have it at any time of the day.

This month’s international incident party’s theme is nostalgia. When honey asked me what was nostalgic to me, my mom’s homemade chicken and prawn toasts immediately  came to mind. I love this dish because of how when sometimes  I get homesick, this dish always helps me get over any craving. There’s something magical that happens with prawn, chicken, egg and bread and every time I make this, my ravenous side comes up and I have at least 4 slices of bread! Crispy on the outside, and spongy from the different textures of the bread and chicken and prawn mix. Just to make it more rustic, I made a farmhouse loaf, but you can use any bread you wish.

There’s actually a funny story with these homemade chicken and prawn toasts…..

It was my 25th birthday and I was bunking in at honey’s dorm. I woke up at 8.30am and had such a strong craving for these toasts that I headed to the supermarket. At 9am I was at the supermarket and got caught up at the wine tasting booth. For $5!!! I could try as much as I wanted from a decent (12 wines, mostly red) selection. Now, back then, I was young and didn’t believe in the taste and spit….and I had just started appreciating red wine…soooo…many glasses later I was very happy (drunk), running around the supermarket gathering my ingredients and skipping back to dorm. How I ended up making this sensational chicken and prawn toasts for our friends for breakfast is a wonder and testament to how easy it is to make.

Homemade chicken and prawn toasts

Method

Prawn and chicken breast mince ( 1:2 ratio)

Couple of eggs

Salt and pepper to taste

Bread

Hmmmm, how yellow is that yolk!?

Prawn, chicken and egg mixture. Place on one side of the bread or both sides if you wish.

Pan fry till golden brown, flip over and fry slightly. Enjoy!

So when you get nostalgic, what do you think of?

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  • http://msihua.com msihua

    Oh my… My mum makes something similar as well!! I love this dish… such a great comfort food!!!

  • Anonymous

    French toast added with all yummy stuff! I make a stuffed bread french toast type thing… very similar. next time I will use prawn and chicken instead of pork.

  • http://theindolentcook.blogspot.com/ the indolent cook

    Brilliant idea! I’ve never had this before, is it a common dish in your general community back home or is it a mum original?

  • http://wayfaringchocolate.com Hannah

    Oh, I love your story! Drunken birthday toasts of the not-speech kind. Yum!

  • A Little Less Vanilla

    Simple and delicious. The toasts look great. It’s interesting that so many of the dishes that bring on the nostalgic feelings are really quite simple dishes, especially when being written about by a bunch of foodies!

  • http://twitter.com/IronChefShellie Iron Chef Shellie

    how could you go wrong with those flavours? I love how food can take us back home and make us feel good again :) x

  • http://www.michelle-chin.com Michelle Chin

    Ooh I think I had this before when I was a child!

  • Anonymous

    wow these look really delicious and i’ve never eaten anything similar before! looks like i’ve something to try for breakfast tmr :D

  • Anonymous

    These look like a really good pick me up in the morning! I’ve never eaten anything similar, so I’ll definitely be giving them a go soon!

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Must be very common with the Asian mums?! I’ve had this 3 days in a row and still happy as larry.
    Soy

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Hope you like this version 8)

    Soy

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Thanks, I would like to think that it was a mum original, but seems like it’s a common theme with the Asian mums. Must be the ‘healthier’ version of the deep fried prawns toasts. 8)

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Lol, Hannah, I cracked up at your comment, it’s too funny!

    Soy

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Totally agree, it’s the simple dishes that satisfy the most 8).

    Soy

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    8), it’s great when you know how to cook too…so you miss home just that little less…

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Lol, was it from your mum?

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    You’ll not regret it 8)

  • Ting

    my mum’s version is to use ground pork, green onion and egg mix on the plain steamed bun. Your post woke up my long time memory……

  • Anonymous

    What a cute story :) I’ve never heard of these but they look amazing. It’s like savory French toast, delicious!

  • http://intolerantchef.blogspot.com InTolerant Chef

    This looks much nicer than the deep fried kind, and very yummy!

  • Shirley

    I love this take on toasts. Am sure to try.

  • Trix

    Although I didn’t grow up with it, when I was younger (20s) I used to love to get shrimp toasts at a Chinese takewaway near an old apartment of mine. Loved that stuff. That was back in the days when I could eat fried bread and not get fat, haha. But I am sure your homemade version, with the chicken, is SO much better!

  • http://grabyourfork.blogspot.com Helen (grabyourfork)

    Ooh i’m so tempted to make this now. It’s so retro but so good!

  • Celia

    Soy, I’ve never tried these! Thank you for the recipe…

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Yum, that sounds really good! like a simple yet tasty version of a pork bao(aka bun)!

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Lol, thanks SpicieFoodie, honey never fails to tease me about the drunken episode!

    Soy

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Hmmm, have to say that I love the sesame seeds on the deep fried version though. But you’re right, this is healthier too 8)

    Soy

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Thanks Shirley.

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Lol Trix, sigh, I know how you feel, gone are those days when we could eat anything and not put on weight! Hope you get to try this version 8)

    Soy

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Lol, Celia, no worries, still wish I was living next to you so that I need not make my own bread 8)

  • Anonymous

    I just want to grab a fork and dig in.

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