We have tried to make salmon croquettes a few times, and this time I think they came out the best–probably because I was in charge of the recipe. Muahaha. This recipe is a cheap way to eat salmon, and get the same nutrition and omega 3s as a fresh or frozen salmon fillet.
Makes 2 Servings (you can easily double this recipe)
- 1, large 14 oz. can of salmon fillet.
- 1 Egg
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 Cup scallions, chopped
- 1/4 Cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/3 Cup panko bread crumbs, or any other plain bread crumbs
- salt and pepper
- 2 Tbsp. canola oil for sauteing
- Ketchup and/or Chow Chow for dipping
- Chow Chow is made of green tomatoes, cabbage, peppers, vinegar, sugar, mustard seed. It is a type of relish.
1. Drain the can of salmon, and empty the entire contents into a medium mixing bowl.
2. Mash the salmon with a fork. It’s OK to keep the skin and any bones you see since they are so soft that they just blend right in.
3. Add the next 6 ingredients to the salmon, and mix together.
4. Warm the canola oil in a medium saute pan.
5. Form palm size patties, and place in saute pan to cook for about 4 minutes on each side until golden brown.
I have found that the more simple ingredients are better because then you can taste the flavor of the salmon.