Emeril's Crispy Shrimp Burgers

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

Haven't made this yet, but I'm passing this along for all the "Emeril" fans out there! These look mighty tasty indeed!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Tartar Sauce: In small bowl, combine ingredients.
  2. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. Burgers: In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  4. Add onion, celery, bell pepper, salt and cayenne; cook until softened, 6 minutes.
  5. Add shrimp, cook 3 minutes, until opaque.
  6. Transfer mixture to large bowl; let cool slightly.
  7. Add garlic, scallion, 1 egg and 1/2 cup breadcrumbs; mix.
  8. Divide into 4 equal portions; shape into 4 patties.
  9. In shallow bowl, combine flour with 1/2 teaspoon creole seasoning.
  10. In another shallow bowl, beat remaining egg with 1 Tablespoon of water.
  11. In third small bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup bread crumbs and 1/2 teaspoon creole seasoning.
  12. Dredge each patty in flour mixture, then egg, then crumbs.
  13. In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  14. Add patties cook 3 minutes per side, to brown.
  15. Drain on paper towels.
  16. Spread buns with tartar sauce.
  17. Fill with patty, lettuce and tomato.
Most Helpful

I made this recipe for a family reunion, and everyone was raving over it. Thank you so much for posting this, it is in my "Top 20 Recipes" cookbook.

Upinsmoke January 17, 2009

This recipe was a complete disaster. When reading over the recipe it made no sense to me that you could cook the chopped shrimp first and then expect it to stay intact in a patty. Boy was I (unfortunately) right. I followed the recipe exactly and there was NO way to transfer the patties to even the flour mixture. Totally fell apart in my hands. I even let them rest in the fridge for 30 min. like I do with crab cakes because I anticipated a problem. I stood and peeled and deveined 61 shrimp and did all the other prep work and it all ended up in the trash. What a waste of my time and money. Sorry Emeril...boo!

Jaymee July 13, 2006

These are the best ever. I searched all over for this recipe. It is amazing. My grandparents loved it also, which is hard to do. I recomend making the tartar suace yourself it taste really good also, and doesnt take long to make. 5 starz!

Rand0mH3r0 August 10, 2004