This ‘ulu recipe serves as a main course for the whole family. Can be made with corned beef or ground meat, salmon, or vegetarian with delicious Hāmākua mushrooms. Makes six generous servings.
½ lb. steamed ‘ulu
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
Oil for frying
Optional: ½ sweet onion + 1 handful chopped herbs such as parsley and/or chives
For meat patty: 1 can corned beef or 1 lb. fresh ground beef
For fish patty: 1 can salmon or 1 lb. fresh salmon, finely chopped
For vegetarian patty: 1 lb. Hāmākua mushrooms, chopped
Note: for ‘ulu salmon or mushroom patties, add 2 tablespoons flour
In a large bowl, mash up ‘ulu with your hands. Add all other ingredients and combine. Form mixture into 6-12 patties, depending on desired size (from sliders to full-size burgers). Heat oil on medium-high heat and cook patties for 3-4 minutes on each side. Serve on burger buns with lettuce and tomato or with a green side salad and simple dipping sauce made of equal parts mayonnaise and ketchup.