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Vietnamese squid cake on toast
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Vietnamese Squid Cake on Toast

Vietnamese squid cake on toast is a quick and fun appetizer. You can even prepare a big batch for a party in a short amount of time. It has a crispy layer of sandwich bread and a flavorful layer of tasty squid cake.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizers and Side dishes
Cuisine: Seafood
Servings: 5 people
Author: Sophie


Squid Toast

  • 1 lb squid (cleaned)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic
  • 1 tablespoon shallot
  • 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup dill
  • black pepper
  • 8-10 thin slices of white sandwich bread
  • frying oil

Vinegared Soy Sauce

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar


  • Before cooking, put squid in the freezer for about 30 minutes (optional).
  • Wash and pat squid as dry as you can. Add squid, garlic, shallot, dill, cornstarch and black pepper in a food processor.
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  • Process into a smooth and sticky mixture.
  • Remove the crust from bread slices and then cut bread into squares, sticks, or whatever shape you like.
  • Spread 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of squid mixture onto each piece of bread.
  • Heat 1 inch of oil in a frying pan. Once oil reaches 350F, add the squid toasts with the squid side down. Cook only a few toasts at a time. When the squid side has turned golden brown, about a minute, flip and fry the bread side until golden brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel with the bread side touching the paper towel to drain oil.
  • Whisk together all ingredients for the vinegared soy sauce. Serve squid toasts hot with either the vinegared soy sauce or sweet chili sauce.
    Vietnamese Squid Cake on Toast (Squid Toast)