Ulu Burgers


  • Wearing gloves peel ulu, cut into quarters and remove stem. 

  • Roughly chop ulu into chunks, adding to a medium size pot. Cover chunks completely with water, bring to a boil and cook until soft. 

  • Drain and mash ulu like mashed potatoes but leaving some small chunks for substance. Add remaining ingredients and use hands to incorporate everything together. 

  • Divide mash mixture into six portions and shape into patties. Place patties on parchment paper lined tray, oiled sheet pan, or other non-stick surface. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

  • Heat oil in skillet on medium-high heat and brown patties on both sides until crispy. About 3-5 minutes on each side. Serve on burger buns while hot.

  • 1 firm ulu, about the size of a football

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot

  • 1/4 cup chopped cherry tomatoes

  • 3 chopped Hawaiian chili peppers (optional)

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon each, salt and pepper

  • optional egg, flax seed eggs (vegan) or garbanzo bean flour for binding mixture together

  • refined coconut oil or olive oil for frying