Seafood Recipe of the Month

Crispy Shrimp Burgers

Makes 8 servings - Serve these on toasted hamburger buns with tartar sauce, a slice of tomato and some shredded lettuce.
1 tablespoon butter

3/4 cup chopped yellow onions

1/4 cup chopped celery

1/4 cup chopped green pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

3/4 teaspoon cayenne

2 pounds medium-size shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped

2 teaspoons chopped garlic

1/4 cup chopped green onions

2 large eggs, beaten + 1 additional egg

2 cups bread crumbs, divided in two

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons Creole seasoning

2 tablespoons water

1/4 cup vegetable oil

In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.  Add the onions, celery, bell pepper, salt and cayenne.  Cook, stirring, until soft for about 5 or 6 minutes.  Add the shrimp and cook another 2 or 3 minutes.  Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and let cool slightly.  Add the garlic, green onions and eggs (2 beaten)  plus 1 cup of the bread crumbs.  Mix well and divide into 8 equal portions and form patties.

Put the flour in a shallow bowl and season with 2 teaspoon of the creole seasoning.  Put the remaining 1 cup bread crumbs in another shallow bowl and season with the remaining Creole seasoning.  Put the other egg in yet another shallow, add the water and beat lightly.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Dredge each patty first in the flour and then in the egg mixture and then in the bread crumbs.  Shake off any excess crumbs.  Cook patties in batches if your skillet is not big enough for all 8.  Drain on paper towels.  Make sandwiches.

Bon Appetit