Monday, March 23, 2009

Salmon Patties... Take Two ;-)

I tried posting this the other day... but I ended up making a total schlamozzle of it, so try as I might, I just couldn't "fix" it, you know?
So I opted to just delete it... and then had every intention of immediately re-doing it.
But it's funny how "life" can just get in the way of our best intentions, isn't it?
I had a young boy with severe disabilities for four days, including over the weekend, and once he was out of bed, I didn't have a moment to scratch my arse, let alone do anything like re-post the recipe.


I've had a real craving for fish lately, but since the Old Guy hasn't been fishing in a while ( he's been tied up going shopping for little boys jocks and clothing for me ...Bless his pea-pickin'-little-heart!) but since I was bound and determined to have some fish, I whipped these Salmon Patties up in just a few minutes. It's not my usual recipe, but to tell you the truth, I doubt if I'll ever do them the old way ever again! These were delicious!!

Salmon Patties


I used the last green onion before taking the photo!

Salmon Patties

* 1 can of Salmon ( or you can use mackerel, tuna or the like, to the same quantity)

* Seasoned bread crumbs ( here in Oz, they use seasoned stuffing mix to make stuffing...which is just crumbs...not cubes)

* One egg, beaten

* Finely minced green onion ( spring onion) or any finely minced onion

* Salt and Pepper

Pick through the salmon to remove any bones and finely flake it. Add the minced onion, beaten egg and salt and pepper to taste... and then add a small-medium handful of seasoned crumbs to sort of bind it together. If it seems too loose, just squeeze it a bit, or add more crumbs.

Once it's thoroughly mixed, form into small patties, and dip lightly into some reserved crumbs. You can either shallow fry, or spray the patties with oil and broil/ grill them until golden brown.

You can't really tell it from the photos, but I divided the batch, and did some under the broiler... and the other half in the frying pan. I honestly couldn't tell the difference! (it made about 9-10 smallish patties)

I served these with oven-roasted pumpkin and a big green salad... and they were perfect! They really hit the spot and they'll definitely be on the menu again this week!!

For $3 or so for the can of Salmon and just bits and pieces of other ingredients, it's extremely economical as well !



Neas Nuttiness said...

Hey Tatie...I was able to read this yesterday through my Google Reader.
I'm going to give these a try, but I'll probably fry them in Crisco...That way they'll make me think of you!!!

The Wife said...

I grew up on salmon patties. My husband from Washington State thought it was sacraligious (sp?). But in the panhandle of Texas, there's not a lot of fresh salmon. It only comes in a can!

Tatersmama said...

Libby, Through the Reader, huh? Go figure!
Well, if you'll be thinking of me while frying with Crisco, I'll be thinking of you too, when I do mine!
Only not in the Aussie Crisco sex-shop use sort of way, okay?

Kit, I grew up in San Fran and we had fresh salmon all the time, but salmon patties were still a huge favorite!
I was thinking to add a little lemon zest to the next batch and see how they turn out. ;-)
What do ya think?

SassyDog said...

I love salmaon patties! I do not like fresh salmon, way too strong for me! Do you put that Crisco on visqueen(giant sheet of plastic) and play slip and slide in the yard???

SassyDog said...

Lemon zest would be really good!

Tatersmama said...

SassyDog, PUUUULEEAASE don't encourage Libby with her Crisco fixation! ;-) *snort*
(actually I have used the Crisco on the plastic trick, so it WAS you who was peekin' over the fence, wasn't it!?!? It was kind of slippery, but it did wonders for my cracked, dry heels!)

Robynn's Ravings said...

My variety was with tuna but it was one of my all time favs as a kid. And that's saying something. Because my mom REALLY couldn't cook! This has given me a craving.

Bz said...

Mmm... THANK YOU for the idea. I just so happen to have a can of Salmon in my pantry... and I don't normally have something like that in there. Bought it last week with a wild hair. NOW I know what I can do with it. Thanks!
p.s. Very creative!... 'Tail of 2 dogs'

Kathy said...

Sounds delicious. I love salmon patties too. Hubby, not so much. I'd have to make them for me and he could eat at Taco Bell or someplace else. "snort" The truth is he would love that.

Narelle Nettelbeck said...

I have had salmon patties since I left home, I'll definately have to try them myself.

How've you been? Sent you an email earlier just checking in :)

rubiesrnotpurple said...

I'm sorry - I have no idea what crisco is other than happy hampers (chrisco). I obviously don't shop in the right places - I've never paid for sex and I'm not going too. I do remember that crisco was some kind of oil for cooking when I worked in the supermarket (about 30 years back ... how can that be when I'm only 29). So looks like I'll be frying in olive oil from just down the road.
Narelle - great minds and all that jazz.

Kurichan said...

So THAT'S what you had enjoyed when I called you the other night! They look delish! I will definitely plan on some soon!!

Angelena said...

Oh I love Salmon Patties! I am going to have to make some using this recipe. Mmm!

And you know - every since I read your post on Crisco- I have never been able to look at it the same again. Although I still use it for cooking!! lol

Jientje said...

This recipe looks delicious!!

Bren said...

I can't wait to give this recipe a try.... YUMMO!!!!
Happy Spring and thank you for sharing.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm going to try those! They look like a tasty cousin to my tuna croquettes!

Sherri said...

I read the old one in google reader, only thing about google reader is you can't comment, or at least I couldn't figure out how to.

Marcy said...

My secret ingredient in salmon patties is a dash of worshestershire shaushe! I can't say it, let alone spell it! :o) Also if you roll the salmon balls in flour it gives them a little crust on the outside! My DH & kids LOVE my salmon patties!

Indra said...

I like it

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