I always find myself going back to the days when I was a child, thinking about all of the home-cooked meals my mom would make. While all of the meals my mother cooked were amazing, there are a few that were my absolute favorites and I find myself fixing modified versions of her recipes frequently. Salmon Patties is one of them!
One of Evan’s favorite foods is fish sticks. Matt and I have gotten frustrated at the choices in the frozen food aisles at the grocery stores with all of the processed versions, and we prefer to make family meals that we can all eat with no exceptions for the little guy. Knowing how difficult it is to get young ones to try new foods, I decided to roll some of the patty mixture up into a stick shape and told Evan I made him some homemade fish sticks. They were an instant hit, and now in regular rotation on our dinner menu.
The great thing about these salmon patties is you can add pretty much any ingredients you want to them. I opt for the more simple approach to appease the younger taste buds, but you can go as far as adding hot sauce, peppers, dried herbs, or any other small diced veggie. Just keep in mind when adding any ingredient that is liquid, you will need to increase your dry ingredients to maintain the right consistency.
1 (6 oz) drained can of skinless and boneless pink salmon.
2 tbsps of diced onion.
A good pinch of salt and pepper.
1 large egg.
1 tbsp of buttermilk.
2 tbsps of cornmeal.
4 tbsps of all purpose flour.
Vegetable oil for frying.
Mix together the salmon, onion, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix in the egg, buttermilk, cornmeal and flour until well combined.
In a medium iron skillet, heat ¼ of vegetable oil over medium high heat and drop spoonfuls of the salmon mixture and flatten out just a tad.
Fry for about a minute per side until golden brown and place on a paper sack or paper towel to drain.
Simple, easy and yummy! You won’t believe how good this salmon tastes. I serve it with a nice cold vegetable salad and some rice. Give it a shot, you won’t regret it.
Source : allrecipes.com