Shrimp Burgers

Finely chopping the shrimp and chilling the patties for at least 2 hours will help the burgers stay together while cooking.

Yield:

Makes 6 servings

Recipe from


Ingredients

1 pound unpeeled, medium-size fresh shrimp, cooked
3 tablespoons chopped celery
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1 cup cornbread crumbs or soft breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Hamburger buns
Toppings: lettuce leaves, tomato slices, tartar sauce

Preparation

Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired; finely chop.

Combine shrimp and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl.

Add cornbread crumbs and next 5 ingredients, and stir until well blended.

Shape mixture into 6 patties. Place patties on a wax paper-filled baking sheet; cover and chill at least 2 hours.

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook shrimp patties 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve on hamburger buns with desired toppings.

Note:

Robert Stehling,

Hominy Grill, Charleston, South Carolina,

April 2003