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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Salmon Patties

So, my intent was to try Salmon Patties, but due to cooking with a baby on my hip, or whatever I did wrong with the recipe, they did not form patties, so I just did a Salmon 'crumble'.  Again, a reminder that I do not follow recipes nor do I measure anything...consider yourself warned!

Here's the basics:

1 can pink Salmon(recipe called for 2 cans tuna, but I don't do tuna...)
1 6oz box stove top mix
1/3 mayo
couple celery stalks
1/2 shredded cheddar
2 T pickle relish
1/3 c water
1/3 c carrots

So, scratch most of that..I used what I had readily available, and it was tasty...Nice to cook from the stockpile! 

I actually made up my own dressing mix because I don't buy stove-top...I dried some cubed wheat bread in the oven, let it cool, then added sage & thyme.
I took half of that and added it to the flaked, drained salmon.  All the while I was sauteeing the diced onion & celery in a little butter til it was transparent.  I added the relish, sauteed onion & celery, & mayo to the bread & salmon, and I threw some Parmesan in there(sounded good!), stirred it up.  I let this sit in thefridge until my hubby was almost home from work.  I sprayed a pan with nonstick cooking spray,  then I attempted the patties, but upon realizing they were not cooperating, I just tossed all the mix into the pan and cooked til heated through and a little browned, about 6-7 minutes.  I served a couple serving spoonfuls of this on a bed of rice, with  lovely green salad...voila!  Easy, cheap(maybe $3-$4?) and we have leftovers for tonight!  I think for the leftovers I may spice things up, literally, with a bit of chili powder, and maybe throw it back in a skillet for a couple minutes to crisp it up again!


whatthedealio said...

What you are missing is an egg. That will help them stick together and form the patties instead of crumbles. My mom was cheap and all our salmon patties were when we were growing up was saltines, salmon, and egg patties. Then dip in ketchup. They were still yummy. I am trying your recipe next though.

beth said...

I thought about egg, but my recipe didn't call for it...hmmm