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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Can of Salmon??

Trying to think of different things to cook can be limited by what you have on hand. So, instead of going out to the supermarket and looking for something I went to the basement to see what I had on my pantry shelves. (we have a pantry in the kitchen, but I put stuff that we aren't going to use straight away a couple of shelves I built in our basement.

I saw a couple of cans of salmon on the shelf and thought about having another go at making Salmon Patties again.

Again? you ask, I haven't seen anything about them before...that's because I haven't made them in a few years and when I did, they were an absolute disaster. The recipe I had used mashed potato in them, so I diligently followed the recipe (on a number of occasions) and the results were always the same...they just fell apart as soon as I tried to cook them. 

So I had a look around the net and found this recipe that uses bread crumbs. I should have thought of that a long long time ago, but I didn't, so, there you go.


1 can (16oz/450g) salmon
1 small onion, finely grated
2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
ground black pepper to taste
2 large eggs, well beaten
1-1 1/2 cups dry bread crumbs
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil


Grate your onion, or if you don't have a box grater, use a small food processor.

Mince the parsley and set aside.

Turn salmon and liquid into a medium mixing bowl. Flake with a fork, removing OR mashing any bones (they are edible).

Mix in the onion, parsley and pepper. Mix beaten eggs with salmon. Add enough bread crumbs, about 1/2 to 3/4 cup, to make thick enough to shape.

Shape into whatever size patties you like, then roll the patties in the rest of the bread crumbs.

In a large heavy frying pan over low heat, melt 1 tbsp of butter in 1 tbsp of olive oil; add patties.

Fry patties slowly on one side, turn and fry until brown on the other side.

Add the remaining butter and oil and finish cooking the rest of the patties, remove to a plate covered with paper towel.

Serve with a salad or whatever you like. A great sauce for these is Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce.

I think I remember having these as a kid, and now that I've "mastered" them, I'll whip them up every now and again.




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