Salmon Burger with Sweet Potato Fries

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Fresh salmon makes an incredible burger. Made with fresh herbs and ginger, you will love this heart-healthy burger of the sea!

Time 35 mins
Servings 4
Difficulty Medium

UNITS

SCALE

INGREDIENTS

BURGER

  • lbs Salmon, fillet, skinless and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Parsley, minced
  • ¼ tsp Cumin , ground
  • 1 knob Ginger , peeled and grated
  • To taste Salt
  • To taste Black pepper , freshly ground

FRIES

  • 2.2 lbs Sweet potato
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil, extra virgin
  • tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Paprika , sweet

BUNS + GARNISHES

  • 1 cup Bread crumbs, preferably Panko
  • ¼ cup Neutral oil
  • 4 Hamburger buns, buttered and toasted
  • For garnish Mayonnaise

METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 230°C / 450°F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine salmon, parsley, cumin, and ginger. Stir and season with salt and black pepper. Set in refrigerator.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut off the ends. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and then, if they are very long, in half crosswise. Cut each piece into 1¼ cm / ½” thick wedges.
  • Put potatoes into a large bowl and add the olive oil. Mix to combine. Add salt, chili powder and paprika. Use your hands to mix well, so all pieces are coated.
  • Spread potatoes out in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Bake fries in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, flipping them over halfway through.
  • Spread bread crumbs in a shallow bowl and place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Divide salmon mixture into 4 even portions and, working one at a time, roll each into a ball, then flatten into a 2.5 cm / 1” thick patty.
  • Place each patty in the bowl of bread crumbs, use your hands to sprinkle more bread crumbs on top, then press down gently to make bread crumbs adhere to the bottom side. Flip patty and press once more, then transfer to the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining salmon.
  • Add olive oil to a large cast iron skillet and heat over medium-high heat until shimmering. Cook salmon patties in the oil, turning once or twice, until lightly browned on both sides and medium-rare within (about 50°C / 120°F on an instant-read thermometer), about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer patties to a paper towel-lined tray and sprinkle with salt. Smear an even layer of mayonnaise on the top and bottom of each bun. Set a patty on top of each bottom bun.
  • Serve burgers along with sweet potato fries.

NOTES

  • Aioli pairs nicely with the fries 
  • Additionally, you can add fresh chives to burger mixture
  • For crispier fries, preheat your oven to 260°C / 500°F
  • Alternately, you can slice the peeled sweet potato into disks using a mandoline or sharp knife