Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins
This Southeastern recipe can be made in a snap and tastes great. This is the type of patty often served in inexpensive Southern restaurants in the WV, MD, PA area. The best salmon to use is wild Pacific or wild Alaskan, red sockeye or else pink salmon. The best egg is a local farm egg from free range, uncaged hens or an omega 3 egg or organic egg. Low sodium Featherweight baking powder works well. One can try nongluten flour or a nonwheat flour like barley flour or oat flour if one is allergic to wheat. Oil, if used, should be extra virgin coconut oil or olive oil or nonrancid canola oil. Patties can be fried in a nonstick skillet with or without a little broth. Enjoy!
- 15 1⁄2 ounces salmon (1 can)
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (heaping)
- cooking oil (optional)
- Drain salmon, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid.
- In a medium bowl combine salmon, egg, flour, and pepper, and mix well to break up salmon.
- Stir baking powder into salmon liquid and beat with a fork until foamy.
- Pour baking powder mixture into salmon mixture and stir until blended.
- Heat the oil in a deep fryer if using oil to fry salmon drops.
- If using a skillet and planning to make patties rather than drops, heat the skillet with or without a little broth.
- If making drops, scoop out mixture by teaspoonfuls and push mixture off teaspoon into deep fryer of hot oil and watch closely until they brown and are ready to be removed and drained on a paper towel.
- If making patties, shape by handfuls into patties and fry in skillet until evenly browned on both sides and ready to eat.
Extra easy recipe! I made patties. I did not have enough liquid from the canned salmon, so added lemon juice to make up the difference. I added a little celery salt and dill for a bit more flavour. I fried them in a little butter and had them as salmon burgers.