Prep 45 mins
Cook 20 mins
The base of this recipe comes from an old GH cookbook. I've added other ingredients for presentation (color) and as a trick to sneak more veggies into my kids' food. I use Kirkland (Costco brand) canned salmon, but you can use any other kind you like. Chopping the ingredients into tiny pieces helps keep the patties together and helps make the vegetables less objectionable to kids. Also, you may choose to remove the bones from the salmon when you drain it, however it is a good source of calcium and my kids never notice it. This can be eaten on a bun with fresh tomato, romaine and the sauce.
- 3 eggs
- 1 (16 ounce) can salmon, drained
- 2 1⁄2 cups fresh breadcrumbs (about 5 slices, chop in your food processor)
- 2⁄3 cup celery, chopped into tiny pieces
- 1⁄3 cup green onion, chopped small
- 1⁄4 cup red bell pepper, chopped into tiny pieces
- fresh Italian parsley, just a little, chopped small
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- mayonnaise (don't sub)
- prepared yellow mustard
- In a large bowl beat eggs slightly with a fork.
- Add salmon, crumbs, celery, green onions and red pepper (and optional parsley) and mix well (wear gloves use your hands).
- With your hands, shape mixture into 6 firm patties.
- In a skillet over medium heat, heat the oil. Fry patties approximately 10 minutes per side or until lightly browned.
- In a small bowl, mix the mayo and mustard in a 5-to-1 ratio (i.e. 5 Tbsp of mayo to 1 Tbsp of mustard) or to taste. Mix together until blended. If you want, on low power slowly warm the mixture in the microwave. Serve on the side.
- Optional: use an envelope of hollandaise sauce mix instead.
We've made these patties several times now and still enjoy them as much as the first time. My sons like them best with half salmon and half crabmeat, and just a tiny bit of horseradish stirred in. These patties are moist, tender, and filling - made into 4 patties, even my kids (who are both well over 6 feet tall) are satisfied with just one for lunch. Thanks, Gina, for a cheap and delicious recipe!