Salmon Croquettes

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.

Sorry this picture is not the prettiest. Mr Triathlete was getting all professional photographer on me, and trying to help my poor little camera by adding extra light to the picture.

Salmon Croquettes
Makes 2 Servings (you can easily double this recipe)

Ingredients:

  • 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.

Directions:

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.

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