The rösti waffle - fish burger

Mmm... burger!


When life gives you a restricted diet of no wheat, alcohol, coffee, sugar or dairy - you will of course crave all of that, maybe not all of it all of the time, but mostly two of them are on my most craved list. Burger is the ultimate comfort food, and there's so much inside a burger I can not have it's depressing, not to mention the burger bun it self. BUT there is a way, and I found it. The waffle rösti solution!

Even if you're looking to make a beef burger with the works, it works wonders, however you know how to make a regular burger, so you don't need a recipe for that. That's why the fish burger is here.

I decided to crust the fish in sesame, to get some texture into the burger, since my first attempt without, was delicious - yet a little soft all over.

It's a new favorite of mine, thats for sure - and it has been tested on two nine year olds in the beef burger version and the hotdog waffle version and it's very much approved!!! Basically anything that's shaped like a waffle and called dinner is a winner dinner!


Now, let's get cooking.


The rösti waffle

makes 3-4 waffles.

Waffle Ingredients:

  • 3 large baking potatoes

  • 1 onion finely minced (or shredded)

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • black pepper - to taste

  • 1 tsp. dry thyme

Burger Filling:

  • 300 g cod fish (or any fish you have available)

  • 1 egg

  • 50 g raw sesame seeds

  • 1 cucumber

  • 1 red onion

  • fresh dill (optional)

  • Fresh tarragon (optional)

  • 50 ml of vinegar ( i used red wine vinegar)

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 tsp olive oil



Step 1.

Peel and slice the red onion in thin slices, place them in a bowl and pour the vinegar over them to marinate. The thinner the slices the faster they marinate. (They will be even more delicious if you add 25 ml of maple syrup - however this is optional)

Add chopped tarragon to the mixture.

You can make a bigger portion of these onions they are absolutely delicious on sandwiches and roasted meats.


Step 2.

with a japanese mandolin or a peeler, cut thin ribbons of the cucumber at submerge them in cold water. Place them in the fridge.


Step 3.

Peel and shred the potatoes. Press the liquid out of the shredded potatoes with both hands like your are making a really compressed snowball.


Step 4.

Add eggs, and everything else and combine well.


Preheat oven to 200*C / 395F


Step 5.

Turn on waffle iron, I set it on 5/6 spray with a tiny bit of oil.

Place 1 large spoonful of mixture the middle of the waffle iron, then a spray of oil, close it up and cook for about 4-5 minutes - until it's golden brown. Keep the rösti waffles on a rack in the oven until serving time.


Step 6.

Repeat step 3. three more times.

Step 7

Crack the egg in a bowl and whisk it together, season with salt and pepper.

Pour the sesame seeds in a separate bowl.

Cut the fish into 2,5 cm/ 1 inch thick pieces, season with salt and cover them with egg, then roll them in sesame seeds.


Step 8.

Heat up a pan with olive oil and fry the pieces 1,5 minutes on each side until golden and tender.


Step 9.

Strain the cucumber and get ready to build the fish burgers.

Cod topped with cucumber, dill and pickled onions.


A variation could be cod, avocado, cucumber and fresh coriander and pickled onions.


Snap a picture, share it on social media and tag @dailystews (me) and then EAT!

Try another savory waffle - the potato blini waffle



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Take care, lot's of love

- Hannah



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