Crispy Fish Burgers

Any leftover cooked fish will work nicely here, but grilled or roasted snapper or sea bass is especially delicious.

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  • Servings: MAKES 6 BURGERS

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  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 1 pound cooked fish, such as snapper, salmon, trout or cod, broken into small chunks
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs), plus more for coating
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 6 hamburger buns, preferably brioche
  • Lettuce, sliced tomatoes and pickle slices, for serving

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the mustard, egg, cilantro, scallions and jalape&#241;o. Fold in the fish and the 1/2 cup of <em>panko</em> and season with salt and pepper. Form the mixture into six 3 1/2-inch patties and coat generously with <em>panko</em>.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet, melt the butter in the oil. Add the fish patties and cook over moderately high heat, turning once or twice, until crisp and heated through, about 8 minutes. Set the patties on the buns. Top with lettuce, tomato and pickles and serve right away.

Make Ahead

The fish patties can be prepared through Step 1 and refrigerated overnight.

Contributed By Published July 2013

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