Salmon Croquettes (or "patties")
"Srumlumptious" comes to mind when I think of these.
Not too terribly long ago, I was telling my better-half, Teri, about a particular dish my Mom used to prepare, that was absolutely delicious.
As you have ascertained from the title of this post, I was, of course referring to salmon croquettes (that was the way Mom used to do them). Teri had not heard of them, which didn't surprise me, as I had almost forgotten about them, myself, over the years.
Teri decided that she was going to give them a go and looked up a recipe online. As with most of the ladies out there, Teri, who, incidentally is a superb cook, will use a recipe as a "foundation," something to get her pointed in the right direction. This one was no different. She tweaked it, leaving some things out, that were original to her "foundation recipe" while adding others. In the end, what came out, was some of the very best salmon patties (see cover photo above) I have ever tasted. And I mean that from the bottom of my heart. They are mouth-wateringly good!!
Now, let me say this, as I'm certain it will be important to those of you who have never tried these before.
This is a quick and easy meal (her words, not mine). From start, through preparation, to sitting down to eat, was less than ten minutes. That's hard to beat! Personally, I think these things are GREAT for football games, sitting outside and munching on and they make a fantastic meal, one easily served with "pear salad."
(Pear Salad is a great dish to serve with Salmon Croquettes/Patties)
I talked Teri into writing her own recipe down, so that I might share it here, on my blog, with the rest of you. I hope, that should you decide to try it out, that you enjoy it as much as I did!
• 14oz can of pink salmon (drained)
• 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
• 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
• 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
• 1/2 tsp garlic salt
In a bowl, stir all ingredients until well blended. The batter will be moist. If needed, add one tsp of the drained liquid from the can of pink salmon.
Roll into palm-sized balls, for croquettes or slightly flatten the balls out for patties. Roll each ball or pattie into a mixture of cornmeal and panko bread crumbs until well coated.
Place in hot oil, in large skillet over medium heat. Fry for three minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels.
This will make approximately 14 croquettes/patties.
Seriously, I hope y'all enjoy!!
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