Calling all seafood fans! This burger was initially inspired by Japan's McDonald's menu item "Ebi Fillet-O". It is crispy, crunchy and easier to make than it appears. It is a beautiful panko crusted shrimp patty between two sesame buns! It is an umami bomb and will leave you wanting more. Try it out today and share this recipe with your friends and family.
This youtube video is a helpful resource if you are having trouble understanding how to form this this patty. The video provides no full list of ingredients but can help you conceptualize how this burger comes together.
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Shrimp Patty 2 Steps
Place 1/2 cup of shrimp in food processor and pulse till smooth. Chop the other 1/2 cup of shrimp into bite sized pieces.
In a mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup blended shrimp and 1/2 cup chopped shrimp, 1 tbsp flour, sesame oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. On parchment paper shape shrimp into 2 patties (you can make this into an extra large patty if you feel like it). Cover patties with plastic wrap and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Assembly 6 Steps
Heat oil in a deep-fryer or heavy-bottomed pot to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (185 degrees C).
Meanwhile, set up your dredging station with three small bowls. One containing a cup of flour, the other the beaten egg and lastly the cup of panko.
Remove shrimp patties from fridge and coat with flour, then egg and lastly panko.
Deep fry for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towel and season immediately with salt.
Toast bun and shred lettuce.
Build with bottom bun, shrimp patty, shredded lettuce and your choice of sauce (tartar sauce, thousand island etc.) and top bun.