Fish Burger

Fish Burger with Tartar Sauce
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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2-4 burgers (2-4 servings)
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There's something about fish burgers that transports me to summer, even if it's cold outside!

For this recipe I used halibut, but any firm, dense fish will do, such as cod, salmon or even tuna. The fish is coated in a tempura-like batter and then served on a toasted bun with homemade tartar sauce and a side of hand-cut potato chips.

The tartar sauce is a simple mixture of Hellman's mayonnaise, diced cornichons (small gherkins), Spanish onion and capers.

The chips are paper-thin slices of potato fried only for a few seconds. The result -- crispy, salty chips -- the perfect accompaniment!

What You'll Need

  • For the Tartar Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup  mayonnaise
  • 1/4 onion (diced)
  • 15 capers
  • 6 cornichons (or small gherkins, diced)
  • For the Tempura Battered Fish:
  • 2 filets halibut
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • For the Burgers:
  • 1 handful mixed lettuce
  • 2 to 4 hamburger buns
  • For the Hand Cut Chips:
  • 1 to 2 medium potatoes (thinly sliced and dried on paper towels)
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups vegetable oil (or sunflower oil for frying)

How to Make It

  1. Pre-heat the grill.
  2. First, prepare the tartar sauce. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, cornichons, onion and capers. Set aside.
  3. Thinly slice the potatoes and place them on a paper towel to dry.
  4. Heat the oil on a high heat in a medium saucepan.
  5. Place the potato slices into the oil and fry for about a minute or until golden brown and crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Make sure that you remove all of the chips from the oil before cooking the fish.
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking powder and water with a fork. Add the fish filets and coat well. Gently lower the fish into the oil and fry about 3-4 minutes or until the batter is golden. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  2. Meanwhile, pop your buns in the oven and lightly toast them for a minute or so.
  3. Assemble the hamburgers, by spreading on a layer of tartar sauce, followed by mixed lettuce, a fish filet, a bit more sauce and then the bun top. Enjoy!