Southern Fried Salmon Patties
photo by Jonathan Melendez
- Ready In:
- Open salmon and drain thoroughly. Place drained salmon in mixing bowl and flake evenly with a fork.
- Add onion, corn meal, flour, mayonnaise, and egg. Stir until well blended.
- Shape the mixture into patties about the size of an average burger or less.
- Cook in oil in skillet over medium heat until browned on each side. Turn once while frying.
- Note: The mayonnaise helps the patties hold their shape and keeps them from being too dry.
The hubby loved these! I used 2 small cans of (boneless, skinless) tuna, poured off the juice and added the ingredients as listed. Such a simple recipe, but oh so good! No need to change a thing. If you feel the need to spice it up...add a dash of hot sauce. Actually, you can add anything you want, but as I say..."If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
I used Zatarain's shrimp/crab boil pepper liquid, and masa harina as a finer grained substitute for the corn meal, and a couple of dashes of McCormick's Lemon Pepper. Even my non-fish fan sweetie wants this in regular rotation at home. The only change I would make is that I will likely use 2 tsp. of Zatarain's Shrimp boil instead of 1 Tblsp. It had just a little more heat than my Sweetie cares for.
I loved this recipe. It was my first time ever eating or making salmon patties and I do not regret it. I chose to use fresh salmon instead of it being in a can and I also used onion powder instead of actual onions. I added cheynne pepper, salt and pepper, minced garlic, onion powder, miracle whip and for a sauce I chose cocktail sauce ! It was delicious and different.
This is a simple and quick recipe to make. My Mom used to make these when I was a little girl and for me it is a delicious comfort food. I followed the recipe here, only substituting dried, minced onions for the diced onion and then I coated the patties with plain panko crumbs for an outter crunch. I think next time I may add another can of salmon or reduce the flour and cornmeal a bit, as it felt like there was just a bit too much "filler". Thanks for sharing this Dari!
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