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Banana Heart Burger made with shredded banana heart, eggs, flour and oyster sauce. Super moist and tasty, this vegetarian burger is a delicious and nutritious alternative to beef patties.
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4.25 from 12 votes

Banana Heart Burger

Banana Heart Burger made with shredded banana heart, eggs, flour and oyster sauce. Super moist and tasty, this vegetarian burger is a delicious and nutritious alternative to beef patties.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana heart
  • oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten

For the Burgers

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • green leaf lettuce, leaves separated
  • tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • mayonnaise
  • ketchup

Instructions

  • Peel and discard the outer, fibrous skin layers of banana heart until you reach the lighter, softer core. Trim off the stem and discard. Cut banana core into half and slice thinly. 
  • In a bowl of cold salted water, place shredded banana heart and soak for about 15 to 20 minutes. Using hands, squeeze to release bitter sap. Rinse with cold water and with hands, squeeze well to dispel liquid.
  • In a pan over medium heat, heat about 1 tablespoon oil. Add onions and cook until limp. Add banana heart and cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through.
  •  Add oyster sauce and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to simmer until liquid is mostly absorbed. Remove from pan and allow to cool. 
  • In a bowl, combine sauteed banana heart, flour, and eggs. Mix well. Form into 4 uniform-sized patties.
  • In a pan over medium heat, heat about 2 tablespoons oil. Gently Add banana patties in a single layer and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden and firm. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  • Assemble burgers with desired condiments, veggie patty, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes.

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