Korean-Style Shrimp Burger
This easy shrimp burger brings together crispy shrimp patties and melted cheese wrapped around buttery brioche buns to give a burst of flavor in every bite. Topped with a creamy mayo dressing, this scrumptious shrimp burger can be made in just 20 minutes in the comfort of your home.
1/2 lb (~16) large shrimp half finely minced, and half diced
2 tbsp yellow onion finely diced
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tbsp water
pinch of salt and pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 large egg beaten
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup (4 tbsp) Kewpie mayonnaise or regular mayo
1 tsp ketchup
1/2 tsp yellow mustard or wasabi
1 tbsp yellow onion finely diced
light pinch of pepper
2 brioche buns or regular burger buns
1/2 cup lettuce shredded
2 slices tomato
2 slices mozzarella cheese slightly melted
Prepare three separate trays of flour, egg, and panko bread crumbs.
In a bowl, add shrimp (half minced and half diced), onion, a pinch of salt and pepper, and mix together. Add flour and water and mix to combine. Lightly wet your hands with water, divide the mixture, and shape it into patties.
Carefully coat each patty with flour, egg, and bread crumbs in order, making sure each side is evenly coated and shaking off any excess.
Prepare at least 2 inches of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Once the oil reaches 350°F, cook for about 3-4 minutes flipping halfway, or until golden brown.
Add all dressing ingredients to a small bowl, and mix to combine.
Lightly toast the brioche buns with butter. Spread each bun with a generous amount of dressing. Top with lettuce, shrimp patty, cheese, tomato, lettuce. Serve immediately and enjoy!
NOTES Shrimp patties can be frozen for later use, although serving it fresh does yield the best results. Simply add a few more minutes to the frying time upon cooking, and assemble with fresh toppings. Although this recipe was designed to make a burger, the panko-breaded shrimp can also be enjoyed on its own with some rice and dressing on the side, or wrapped around some Japanese milk bread to serve.