Emeril's Crispy Shrimp Burgers

"Haven't made this yet, but I'm passing this along for all the "Emeril" fans out there! These look mighty tasty indeed!"
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  • Tartar Sauce: In small bowl, combine ingredients.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Burgers: In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add onion, celery, bell pepper, salt and cayenne; cook until softened, 6 minutes.
  • Add shrimp, cook 3 minutes, until opaque.
  • Transfer mixture to large bowl; let cool slightly.
  • Add garlic, scallion, 1 egg and 1/2 cup breadcrumbs; mix.
  • Divide into 4 equal portions; shape into 4 patties.
  • In shallow bowl, combine flour with 1/2 teaspoon creole seasoning.
  • In another shallow bowl, beat remaining egg with 1 Tablespoon of water.
  • In third small bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup bread crumbs and 1/2 teaspoon creole seasoning.
  • Dredge each patty in flour mixture, then egg, then crumbs.
  • In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add patties cook 3 minutes per side, to brown.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Spread buns with tartar sauce.
  • Fill with patty, lettuce and tomato.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. I would like to thank you so much for posting this. I have looked all over his website to find this recipe. After seeing him make it on the show I have wanted to make this I will update you how it is after i make it. Thx!


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