Air Fryer Shrimp Toast

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Chinese


Are you in love with making Shrimp Toast but don’t love fried food? Make it in the air fryer for a faster, cleaner and healthier way to get one of your favorite dim sum cart delicacies.


  • ½ lb. shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 scallions, sliced thinly on the diagonal
  • 2 tsp. corn starch
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. ginger, peeled and grated
  • 4 sandwich bread slices, crusts removed and cut into 16 triangles
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • Scallions, chopped, for garnish


  1. Combine the shrimp, egg, cilantro, scallions, cornstarch, garlic, soy sauce, and ginger in the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Pulse the mixture until a smooth paste is formed. If there are some lumps it’s OK.
  3. Place the sesame seeds on a small plate.
  4. Spread the shrimp mixture of each of the bread triangles.
  5. Dip half of the bread triangles, shrimp side down in the sesame seeds and coat evenly.
  6. Preheat your air fryer to 370°F for 3 minutes
  7. Lay the bread in the bottom of the tray, shrimp side up. You may need to do this in batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
  8. Set the time for 6-8 minutes, checking halfway through the cooking process to make sure it isn’t burning.
  9. Once golden and crispy on top, remove the toast, slice diagonally to form triangles and serve while hot with a sprinkling of green onion.