RETRO SALMON PATTIES

RETRO SALMON PATTIES

RETRO SALMON PATTIES RECIPE

These Salmon Patties are a delicious blast from the past! An easy-to-make meal (thanks to canned salmon) that everyone loves!

THE BEST SALMON PATTIES

When I first traveled to Indiana to visit my husband’s parents for the very first time, everyone told me they loved my mother-in-law’s (Chris’s) salmon patties. Especially my father-in-law! They were his favorite. She also had a SHRIMP DIP recipe that people insisted she makes and brings to any party. If she didn’t bring that dip to every baptism, christening, wedding, potluck, first holy communion, or bowling league night, people were seriously disappointed!

HELPFUL TIPS FOR MAKING SALMON PATTIES:

What’s the best salmon to use?
I prefer the pink salmon for this recipe. I think it has a lighter flavor but feel free to use what you enjoy (red or sockeye, etc.)

Why is there some skin and bones in canned salmon?
It’s just how canned salmon is packed. Just remove them. Although, it is possible to eat the thin bones and they can add a lot of nutrition as well. Just make sure they are crushed up well

Do I have to use Crisco shortening?
My mother-in-law always used shortening to fry these in. It adds incredible flavor but you could certainly use your favorite frying oil.

What does the baking powder do?
It helps create a lighter, flakier patty instead of thick, heavy-tasting fried patties.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • canned pink salmon
  • egg
  • dried minced onion
  • salt and pepper
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • shortening or oil

HOW TO MAKE SALMON PATTIES:

Drain salmon (reserving 2 tablespoons of juice). Remove any skin or bone pieces. In a medium bowl, mix together salmon, egg, onion, and salt and pepper (until sticky). Stir in flour. Add baking powder to reserved salmon juice and stir. Stir into the salmon mixture. Form into small patties.

Heat shortening in a large skillet until melted and hot. Cook patties until golden brown (about 5 minutes).

Serve with tartar sauce and lemon slices (squeeze a little lemon on each patty before eating – delicious!)

RETRO SALMON PATTIES

RETRO SALMON PATTIES

These Salmon Patties are a delicious blast from the past! An easy-to-make meal (thanks to canned salmon) that everyone loves!

  • 1 (16 oz) can pink salmon
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ⅓ cup minced onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups Crisco shortening
  1. Drain salmon (reserving 2 tablespoon of juice). Remove any skin or bones (see notes)

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together salmon, egg, onion and salt and pepper (until sticky).

  3. Stir in flour.

  4. Add baking powder to reserved salmon juice and stir.

  5. Stir that juice mixture into the salmon mixture.

  6. Form into small patties.

  7. Heat shortening in a large skillet until melted and hot.

  8. Cook patties until golden brown (about 5 minutes)

  9. Serve with tartar sauce.

Nutrition

  1. Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 160mg | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 0.8mg

  • Some folks like to eat the skin and bones. The bones are very tender and can be eaten. But if you don’t enjoy that, then simply remove them from the meat.
  • Canola oil can be used in place of shortening.
  • I prefer the pink salmon for this recipe. I think it has a lighter flavor but feel free to use what you enjoy (red or sockeye, etc.)
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Salmon Patties

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