Shrimp Burger with Baked Sweet Potato Fries
As for the shrimp burger, let’s just say it was domestic coincidence. Unconventional fries need an unconventional burger, and I had frozen shrimp on hand so I figured, why not?
The recipe I used is the most basic of roasting/baking potatoes, I love using it because it’s very flexible. Originally, the recipe calls for rosemary (because rosemary and potatoes are amazing together) but I have replaced it with thyme, basil and parsley. And they all tasted awesome!
1 large sweet potato, skin on
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried rosemary (or any herbs you have on hand)
-wash and dry the sweet potato and cut into "fries"
-throw the fries and the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and coat the fries thorougly
-put the fries in a even layer on a foil/baking sheet covered pan
-bake for 15mins, turn the fries over and bake for another 15mins
While the fries are in the oven, make the burger patties. I, umm, threw stuff together and hoped it worked because the shrimp burger recipes I found online had a lot of ingredients that I did not have on hand. A lot of finger crossings took place while making this!
200g peeled and deveined shrimp (About 20 pieces)
½ cup panko breadcrumbs
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp italian herbs
-mix the shrimp and the rest of the ingredients well and shape into patties (you should get 2)
-put into the fridge for at least 10 minutes before frying
It took me all of 5 minutes to make the patties, so I only took them out of the fridge when the sweet potatoes were ready.
Heat a pan with a bit of vegetable oil and fry each side on medium high heat for about 3 minutes.
I served the shrimp patty on a toasted burger bun with a slice of cheese and some greens.
Let’s talk about the fries. Loved it! The ends were crispy but the centers were soft, just the way I like it.
As for the shrimp burger, I liked it but the next time I would probably add some diced bell peppers, or spring onions. Either way, a good first attempt!