Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Emaw is my mother and we have been on a quest to get her recipes on paper. She gets a real kick out of them being here. She is kind of bossy about the instructions but she has your best interests at heart and wants you to enjoy her recipes, lol. These are one of my favorite things she has made all my life, they are crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, YUM!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Empty salmon, juice and all into mixing bowl.
  2. Add egg, flour, salt and black pepper.
  3. Mix.
  4. Add grits and corn meal, mix again.
  5. Should be medium dry.
  6. Add baking powder, mix.
  7. Form into 8 patties.
  8. Pour about 1 inch of oil into a thick bottom fry pan (Emaw uses cast iron).
  9. Heat oil to medium hot.
  10. Fry until golden brown.
  11. Drain on paper towels before serving.
  12. I like homemade tartar sauce with mine!
Most Helpful

My husband and have made this recipe over and over again. Excellent!!!

Bet-zee53 November 17, 2012

I wanted to try these because I thought they would be healthier than the ones I usually make with the "rich buttery round crackers". The taste of the salmon shined in this recipe, but the texture of the cornmeals was a bit much. It reminded me of the breading typically used on fried catfish. Having said that, both my partner and I did enjoy them.

Chef-Boy-I-Be Illinois January 31, 2008

These were definitely crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, but the taste was very bland. More cornmeal-y than salmon-y.

Janny7 May 04, 2007