Salmon, Sweet Potato Burgers
This is a very versatile recipe and you can adapt it to whatever you happen to have in the cupboards. I’m using salmon and sweet potatoes but you could use white potatoes and tuna if you like. Completely different flavours obviously but both very good. I always have tinned salmon and tuna in the house for quick meals like this.
1 medium onion finely diced
3 cloves of garlic minced
1 tbsp olive or coconut oil
2-3 cups cooked sweet potatoes
2 tins of salmon in water
1 cup oat flour (can use spelt or whole-wheat)
3/4 cups minced fresh parsley
2 tsp salt
1 tsp smoked paprika
Saute onions and garlic in oil until soft.
In a large bowl, mash cooked potatoes just until a few lumps still remain. Drain salmon and add it to the potatoes crumbling a bit with your fingers. These burgers (or patties) should still have some texture rather than mushy and unrecognizable.
Add all ingredients to the salmon and potatoes including the onions and stir just until combined.
Scoop out the size of patty you like (I used two scoops for one patty with an ice scream scoop). Place the amount of patties you plan on eating on a plate and let chill for about an hour which helps hold them together when cooking. Wrap the rest tightly in plastic wrap and then a Ziploc and freeze.
Place patties on a parchment lined baking sheet and spray with some cooking spray like Pam. Bake at 400 degrees until crispy and brown on top and then flip and do the same on the other side.
These are a delicious alternative to veggie burgers and offer more protein from the salmon. The extra protein helps fill you up as well. I made these as a pita filling from the leftover frozen portions and used humus making them extra creamy. Serve with sliced tomatoes and cucumbers and you have a perfect lunch.
The frozen leftover patties don’t have to be defrosted. Place in a 350F oven until centre is soft and then turn up the heat to 400F and bake until the outside is crisp.
I love sliced, pickled beets on my burgers.
What’s your favourite burger topping?