Salmon Patties 101

Fran Miller

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@TchrLdy71

First off, what's up with the spelling of salmon? Why do we need that silent L? That always confused me as a child, but delights me as an adult. I suspect the fish could care less.

I grew up eating salmon patties served with buttered potatoes and salad with homemade viniagrette, all served on the same plate. I still love that taste combination!

This is a basic recipe with some ideas for variations. Mom used cracker crumbs, while I switched to oatmeal, which also sneaks in some fiber. Play around with your spices and make this recipe your own! =^..^=


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Serves:

4-6 servings, depending on size

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

some
cooking oil or crisco, if frying
some
cooking spray, optional
1 can(s)
salmon
1
egg
1/2 c
cracker crumbs, bread crumbs, or uncooked oatmeal
some
salt and/or pepper, to taste
some
fresh lemons or lemon juice, optional

OPTIONS

some
chopped onion
some
finely chopped green pepper
some
prepared horseradish
some
parsley, dill, paprika, or other spices
a little
worcestershire sauce or hot sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

1
If you're going to fry the salmon patties, put a small amount of cooking oil or Crisco in the bottom of a frying pan & set it on the heat. Healthy types can pan fry using cooking spray or broil in the oven. Whichever you're doing, prep it now.
2
Drain liquid from the salmon and put into a medium mixing bowl. Decide about the bones, which are totally edible & a good source of calcium. Toss them or crumble them up? Your call.
3
Add the egg and whatever spices or other options you like.
4
Toss in the cracker crumbs (or other filling of choice). Mix together well. (OK, I admit that I use my hands to mix this up, but use a spoon, if it makes you happy.)
5
Form into 4 to 6 patties and place into your prepared cooking pan. Frying takes 3 or 4 minutes per side, depending on the oil and/or pan temperature. Broiling might take a little less. (CHECK sooner!)
6
In our family, we serve salmon patties with (lots of) lemon juice. Feel free to be a rebel and serve them with ketchup, cocktail sauce, and/or tartar sauce, too. =^..^=
7
ANOTHER OPTION: Salmon Loaf

Make the mixture a little stiffer with more filler, then press into a loaf pan (already misted with cooking spray). Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 40-45 minutes. Remove from oven & allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with lemon or check out Direction #6 above.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #salmon, #loaf