Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Like salmon, but can't get fresh salmon in your area for a decent price? Or you just don't trust yourself when buying fish? This is a recipe everyone in your family will love... For a little different flavor, I sometimes add a bit of dried mint into the mix. It's great both ways!
- 1 (12 ounce) can pink salmon
- 2 whole eggs
- 1⁄4 cup chopped onion
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (depending upon taste)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- You basically pour all of the ingredients into a large bowl and mix them. A large spoon or a potato masher worked fine. Add the flour last to adjust the amount and control the consistency. Mold the dough-like mix that you end up with into patties (like thick homemade hamburgers).
- Coat a frying pan with a little cooking oil or Crisco. Preheat the oiled pan over medium heat. Slip the patties into the pan, leaving room to turn them. Cook until medium brown on one side, turn and cook other side.
- I enjoyed eating these hot fresh out of the pan along with rice, or corn and butterbeans. They are also good with just a bit of mayo.
I must confess to being surprised at how these turned out. I really wasn't expecting much from canned salmon. However, they were mildly flavorful without tasting only like "filler". You could make out the flavor of the salmon, but it wasn't overpowering. I served this with a little quick homemade tartar sauce and Spinach & Tortellini Layered Salad #164769.
These are wonderful! They're almost exactly like the ones my mother made when I was growing up. Easy to make, and delicious. My 4-year-old son loves them and frequently asks me to make "those fish". I followed the recipe just as written, and it's one I'll be making again. Thanks for sharing it!