Korean-Style Crispy Shrimp Burgers

  • Author: TKWAdmin
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35
  • Category: appetizer, burgers, meal prep, seafood, snacks
  • Method: air fry, oven, skillet
  • Cuisine: appetizer, burgers, meal prep, seafood, snacks

These panko-crusted shrimp patties are jam-packed with flavor, air fried until crispy golden brown then topped with melted cheese, spicy pepper jam, lettuce, and nestled in a sesame seed brioche bun. It’s truly one of the best bites you’ll ever have!

Korean-Style Crispy Shrimp Burgers
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Shrimp Patties

  • 3/4 pound jumbo shrimp, cleaned (~12)
  • 1 Xl egg
  • 2 cups panko, divided
  • 4 green onions chopped, divided (reserve 2 Tablespoons)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoon dried parsley, divided
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Gochujang or Sriracha
  • 3/4 sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • 6 Seeded Brioche Buns
  • 6 slices of Colby Jack Cheese
  • 6 Slices Sharp Cheddar
  • 6 large pieces bib/butter lettuce
  • Spicy Pepper Jelly


  1. Place the shrimp into a food processor and process until it’s barely smooth (some chunks should still exist). Scrape that out into a bowl. Add in the egg, 1 cup of panko, cream cheese, garlic, green onions (minus the 2 Tablespoons that are reserved), 1 teaspoon parsley, parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, gochujang, sea salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  2. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Place the remaining 1 cup of panko and 1 teaspoon of parsley into a bowl and mix. Divide the shrimp mixture into six equal portions, With damp hands, take 1/6th of the mixture and form it into a patty. Place the patty into the panko and coat both sides of the patty. Transfer the patty to the prepared pan. Repeat until all patties are made. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours up to 24 hours.
  3. When you’re ready to make, preheat the air fryer to 400F. Spritz the patties with olive oil lightly and cook for 10-12 minutes per side, flipping once. Be gentle when flipping as they will be soft. They will firm up once they start to cool and set.
  4. If serving right away, add 1 piece of each cheese to the patties, air fry for a minute to melt the cheese and assemble the burger. If serving later, remove from the air fryer, sprinkle with sea salt flakes and assemble the burger.
  5. To the bottom of the brioche bun, add the lettuce, the crispy patty, some of the reserved green onions and a few spoons of the spicy jelly. Place the bun lid on top and enjoy!
  6. Store any leftovers in the fridge.


  1. Time does not include chilling
  2. Nutritional information is for the shrimp patty/burger itself
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