Crispy Fish Burgers

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

Total Time:
1 hrs
6 burgers


  • 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


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the mustard, egg, cilantro, scallions and jalapeño. Fold in the fish and the 1/2 cup of panko and season with salt and pepper. Form the mixture into six 3 1/2-inch patties and coat generously with panko.

  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.

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