Scrumptious Salmon Patties

March 21, 2011 No Comments

This recipe is one of my more successful ones! It’s also very healthy – salmon is full of omega-3 goodness, and the canola oil is heart-healthy. The Ritz crackers give it an entirely different taste than saltines or bread crumbs and is what gives the patties their extra-special flavor. Makes about 10 patties.

 

SCRUMPTIOUS SALMON PATTIES

WHAT’S IN IT:

PATTIES
• 1 large can salmon – juice, bones and all
• 1 egg
• Approximately 1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed (I used generic)
• 3 green onions diced – the whole thing (green and white ends)
• Approximately ½ cup finely diced red sweet pepper
• 1 can cream of mushroom soup
• Canola oil to cover bottom of skillet for frying
SAUCE
• 1 jar purchased Alfredo Sauce (again, I used generic)
• 1 teaspoon Paprika
• 1 tablespoon dried Dill Weed (fresh is good, too)

 

HOW I MADE THIS:


In a good-sized mixing bowl, crush the crackers.

Add the egg.

Dump in the chopped green onions.

And the diced red sweet peppers.

Empty the can of salmon (juice and all) into the bowl.

Give it a stir, breaking up the salmon.

Add the can of cream of mushroom soup. Mix it all together until everything is well blended. The mixture will be quite moist and sorta sloppy. If it’s too dry, add a bit of milk in small doses. Too moist – add more cracker crumbs.

Heat the oil in the frying pan until a drop of water sizzles in it.
Spoon a “glob” of the salmon mixture into the hot oil, then flatten it to patty size – not too thin, though.

When the first side is nicely browned, carefully flip them over and brown and cook the second side. They firm up as they cook.

Serve hot with your choice of side dishes. The first night I had broad egg noodles and breaded zucchini slices (recipe coming). The second I had the leftover noodles and steamed asparagus.

Spoon the sauce over the patties. I am a sauce-a-holic so it went on everything … patties, noodle AND asparagus! (and the breaded zucchini the first night, too )
These salmon patties were totally scrumptious! My jeans were a tad too tight for the rest of the evening.
If you like salmon, you’ll love these! They are very moist and not ho-hum at all like some fish recipes can be. They would also make great burgers, perhaps with tzatziki sauce on them and slices of fresh cucumber.
Hope you’ll give these a whirl and then let me know in the comments (below) how you liked them!

 

 

 

Quote for this day (or until I change it again )
” Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend.”

~ Zenna Schaffer

 

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