This is a great recipe, my mom used to make what we called “Salmon Patties”, we usually had them with macaroni and cheese – but now I like to change things up. One day I made sweet potatoes to go along with and another time I made polenta with cheese and green onions (from the pork chop recipe!) – couldn’t be easier and it was a nice combination! Sauté a vegetable to go along with it and *Poof* dinner is ready! To make salmon patties – we used to use Red Sockeye Salmon, but I have a hard time finding it now. I buy Costco Pink Salmon.
- 1 can salmon (I buy boneless/skinless)
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- wedge of lemon
- breadcrumbs (regular or seasoned)
- diced onion
So I drain a can and put it in a dish, break it up with a fork. Then add the egg, squeeze the lemon juice from the wedge, add some diced onion (however much sounds good to you) and a sprinkle of breadcrumbs, not too many, you don’t want them too dry.
Now make patties, you can make 4 smaller ones or two larger patties (as shown above).
Heat a nonstick skillet and add a drizzle of olive oil. Once the oil is hot add the salmon patties – this is Fred’s part of this equation. He makes the patties and he cooks them. He flattens them for some reason, but they’re kind of cool like that. No complaints, AND they get cooked through! Leave them (or press them down with your spatula) and flip to check if they are browning slightly on the bottom. Let the top get to the same golden color as the bottom.
Serve with polenta and a veg or whatever your heart desires! Kids often like it served with a splash of ketchup 😉 If you try it, hope you enjoy, it’s been a favorite for years and years!
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