Fried Salmon Patties
(2) 15-oz. can(s)
saltine crackers, crumbled
salt and pepper, to taste
1Drain canned salmon. Remove bones and "skin," if desired. In a large bowl, use your hands to mix together: salmon, saltine cracker crumbs, eggs, salt & pepper. Form into patties (approx. 3" diameter). Cover bottom of 10" skillet w/shallow layer of cooking oil -enough to come up around the sides of patties, when placed in oil. Fry patties in hot oil, about 5 minutes on each side, until crispy, golden brown. Remove and place on paper towels to drain. 2 cans will make 18-19 patties, allowing about 3 patties each, for 6 people.
2Note: You may want to cook these outside, using an extension cord and an electric skillet; or, if you have a side burner on your gas grill, you could fry them over that, to keep your home from having the scent of salmon lingering for the next couple of days. ha! But, even if you have to put up w/the lingering scent for a little while, these patties taste so good, it's worth it! :)
Sue Ann Bourke sweetsueann - Aug 25, 2011
Same as my grandmas...very good
patti reckinger thewizedecison - Aug 25, 2011
My Mom made these all the time during lent, she would use seasoned breadcrumbs. Thanks for sharing and they will be tomorrows dinner!!
Annette McKinney haunyouck - Aug 26, 2011
My same recipe only i put a little lemon juice in mine too. Sounds good might have to have these soon.
Sharon Richardson mommasnthekitchen - Aug 26, 2011
I like the idea of adding lemon juice, Annette! I may have to try that! ...The breadcrumbs sound good, too, Patti. ...Sue, my grandmother would even make a gravy out of the leftover drippings to dip the patties in. (I know salmon gravy probably sounds gross, but it was actually pretty good!) If my grandmother was out of crackers, she would just mix some flour into the salmon before she pattied them out. Sometimes, she would roll them in cornmeal before frying,too. :)
patti reckinger thewizedecison - Aug 28, 2011
Hi Sharon, I just wanted to say that we use the seasoned breadcrumbs. We also love to put them on a hamburger buns. The adding lemon juice sounds pretty good too, next time I'll be adding a bit of that too!! :)