Shrimp Toast

Ingredients
1/2 lb. shrimp, cleaned, deveined
5 water chestnuts
1 egg
1 tsp. sherry
Dash pepper
Oil for deep frying
4 scallions
1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
4 slices white bread
Preparation:
Mince shrimp, water chestnuts and scallions. Beat egg lightly. Mix minced ingredients and egg with cornstarch, sherry, salt and pepper. Blend well. Spread shrimp mixture evenly on bread. Cut into 4 triangles. Heat oil to smoking. Place bread, shrimp side down, on a slotted spoon, then gently lower into oil. Reduce heat slightly and deep fry a few pieces at a time until bread is golden brown. Turn each piece over and fry a few seconds more. Drain on towels. Serve with Duck Sauce and hot mustard. May be frozen and reheated in toaster oven. Excellent appetizer.