Drain 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.