Photographer: Greg DuPree; Food Stylist: Katelyn Harwick; Prop Stylist: Mindi Shapiro
Active Time
30 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 10 (serving size: 4 squares)

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine shrimp, jalapeño, scallions, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, cayenne pepper, and hot sauce in a food processor, and pulse to chop thoroughly. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 350°F.

Step 2

Spread about 3 tablespoons shrimp mixture on each piece of bread. (You don't have to measure the shrimp mixture; just make sure you spread about a 1/2 inch on each.) Cut each piece of bread into quarters.

Step 3

Fry squares, in batches of 6, shrimp side down, until shrimp paste inflates, about 1 minute. Flip squares over, and fry until toast is lightly browned, about 30 seconds

Step 4

Remove toasts from oil, and pat dry with paper towels. Top each piece with a pickle slice, and serve immediately.

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