Octopus burger: the recipe that brings the sea into the home – Italian Cuisine

Octopus burger: the recipe that brings the sea into the home

A lighter and (summer) variant of the meat burger. Here's how to prepare it and how to taste it

The octopus burger it's one of those recipes with a sea taste that immediately make us think of summer, of meals eaten fleetingly but with taste, good and light dishes which can be eaten even in hot weather.

A first step towards the summer season that is about to begin – with all the questions related toCoronavirus emergency – it could be try do it at home, just to be ready when it's time to replicate the burger recipe octopus in a table of friends overlooking the sea. You can eat alone dish, or inside a sandwich, just like theclassic meat burger.

Octopus burger, the recipe for summer

In fact, the octopus is the perfect ingredient to prepare a dish that is good but that is also light: it has in fact very few fats and it is rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iron. The recipe for making octopus burger at home is simple and fast, let's find out together.


To prepare the octopus burger you will need: 500 g of octopus, 1 egg, grated Parmesan, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt, extra virgin olive oil.


The first thing to do is clean and wash the octopus and then put it to cook in water, with the lid and over medium heat for about 40 minutes. The octopus must cook, as the famous saying goes, in its water then don't take too long in the pot but check from time to time that it has not dried too much. After the cooking time, drain it and put it in a kitchen mixer together with the egg, parmesan, breadcrumbs and parsley, add a pinch of salt and chop everything for about 30 seconds.

With the dough prepare the Hamburger giving it the classic disc shape and cook them in a non-stick pan on both sides for about 5 minutes. Season them with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

You can, as mentioned, eat them on the plate with a side dish fresh, or use them for stuff a gourmet sandwich with, for example, burrata and Cherry Tomato Confit or simple rocket seasoned with balsamic vinegar.

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