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Fried Shrimp Burger

This Fried Shrimp Burger has Pepper Jack cheese topped with a crispy crunchy shrimp patty pan fried until golden brown, topped with lettuce, and pesto mayo served on a soft bun.

The finely chopped onion is optional. They stay fresh and crunchy and my husband loved the flavor and texture but I prefer to leave it out.

This easy shrimp sandwich is ready in just 15 minutes.

Crispy Shrimp Burger on parchment paper.
Crispy Shrimp Burger
How do you know when shrimp burgers are done?

Cook the shrimp burgers for about 2 minutes per side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F.

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How to make Fried Shrimp Burger:

Pour 1/2 inch of oil into a high sided skillet and pre-heat over medium heat.

Chop the shrimp and onion very finely.

minced shrimp and minced onion on a cutting board.

In a bowl, add the shrimp, onions, salt and pepper, and stir together.

minced shrimp, minced onion, salt and pepper in a bowl.

Add the 2 tablespoons flour and the water and stir until combined.

minced shrimp, minced onion, flour, water, salt and pepper in a bowl.

Coat your hands in non-stick cooking spray and form the shrimp mixture into two equal burgers.

two raw shrimp patties on wax paper.

Prepare three trays sided by side. Place the ¼ cup of flour into the first, the beaten egg into the second, and the panko bread crumbs into the third.

three trays sided by side with flour in the first, the beaten egg into the second, and the panko bread crumbs in the third.

Dredge each burger with flour on both sides, then egg on both sides, and finally panko bread crumbs on both sides. They may try to fall apart during this process but just keep pressing them back together.

two shrimp patties coated with panko bread crumbs.

When the oil is fully heated, gently add the two patties and cook for about 2 minutes.

Gently flip them over and cook another 2 minutes until golden brown.

two shrimp burgers frying in a cast iron skillet.

Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

two fried shrimp patties draining on paper towel.

In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and the pesto.

pesto mayo mixed in a bowl.

Place 1 slice of Pepper Jack cheese onto each bun bottom. Add the shrimp patties on top of the cheese, then top with lettuce, and finally top with the pesto mayo mixture. Add the bun tops and serve.

Fried Shrimp Sandwich on parchment paper.
Fried Shrimp Sandwich
Fried Shrimp Sandwich on parchment paper.
Yield: Serves 2

Fried Shrimp Burger

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Fried Shrimp Burger has Pepper Jack cheese topped with a crispy crunchy shrimp patty pan fried until golden brown, topped with lettuce, and pesto mayo served on a soft bun. The finely chopped onion is optional. They stay fresh and crunchy and my husband loved the flavor and texture but I prefer to leave it out. This easy shrimp sandwich is ready in just 15 minutes.

Ingredients

For the burgers:

  • 1/2 pound raw shrimp (I buy peeled, deveined, and tails removed)
  • 1/4 of a sweet onion (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • (Cooking oil for frying)

For the trays:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • For the dressing:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp pesto (from a jar)

To assemble:

  • 2 soft sandwich buns
  • 2 slices Pepper Jack cheese
  • 2 Lettuce leaves

Instructions

  1. Pour 1/2 inch of oil into a high sided skillet or cast iron skillet and pre-heat over medium heat.
  2. Chop the shrimp and onion very finely.
  3. In a bowl, add the shrimp, onions, salt and pepper, and stir together.
  4. Add the 2 tablespoons flour and the water and stir until combined.
  5. Coat your hands in non-stick cooking spray and form the shrimp mixture into two equal burgers.
  6. Prepare three trays sided by side. Place the ¼ cup of flour into the first, the beaten egg into the second, and the panko bread crumbs into the third.
  7. Dredge each burger with flour on both sides, then egg on both sides, and finally panko bread crumbs on both sides. They may try to fall apart during this process but just keep pressing them back together.
  8. When the oil is fully heated, gently add the two patties and cook for about 2 minutes.
  9. Gently flip them over and cook another 2 minutes until golden brown.
  10. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  11. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and the pesto.
  12. Place 1 slice of Pepper Jack cheese onto each bun bottom. Add the shrimp patties on top of the cheese, then top with lettuce, and finally top with the pesto mayo mixture. Add the bun tops and serve.

Notes

See recipe post for process photos.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 802Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 274mgSodium: 1710mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 38g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Shrimp Burger with Pesto Mayo on parchment paper.
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