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Accidental Salmon Patties


The other night when I went to open up a can of cat food for the two resident cats, I accidentally opened up a small can of salmon instead. I recently had a coupon for a free 5 oz. can of Chicken of the Sea salmon which just happened to be the same size as the cat food. Deciding that salmon was really too good for the cats I refrigerated it and then made these salmon patties for our lunch the next day:

picture of Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties

1 16 oz. can salmon
1 egg
1/3 cup finely minced onion
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tsps. baking powder
2-3 Tbsps. cooking oil

Drain the salmon and place in a bowl. Add the egg, onion, flour, and baking powder and mix lightly. Form into small balls. You can get 8-10 from this amount. Place the balls on a plate or tray (line with waxed paper) and let stand for about 15 mins. This helps them to firm up a bit. When ready to fry the patties, heat the oil in a skillet and then gently place each ball in and press down with your fingers to form a patty. This method helps to prevent them from breaking. Brown for about 3-4 mins. and then turn with a spatula to brown the other side. Drain on paper towels and serve.

Since I had just the small 5 oz. can, I halved all the ingredients. (To halve an egg: break into a cup, stir with a fork, and then use just half.) This amount was perfect for two people. You can also make these with a can of tuna if desired.

I had mentioned in the comments section of my last post about an accident a former Home Economics student of mine had where she broke a cast iron skillet. I was actually rather stunned because I thought those things were indestructible. Our class was meeting in a basement kitchen which had a concrete sub floor. When she dropped the skillet it broke right in two. Children and students have a way of doing things you never thought possible!

Becka


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3 Comments on “Accidental Salmon Patties”

  1. #1 Vikki
    on Jul 7th, 2010 at 8:49 am

    A really loving kitty mommy would have just given them the treat. For what it’s worth, I wouldn’t have been a loving kitty mom either…

    Actually, these really sound good. I’ll have to try them. Thanx for passing on the recipe.

  2. #2 Kathryn
    on Jul 8th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Hi Becka

    Hope that the move from vinyl to tile won’t teach you, as it did me, how easily cast iron skillets shatter. Its going to take years to get the new one as well seasoned as the old. Those patties look delicious

  3. #3 Carrie
    on Jul 8th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Your plate looks so beautiful and well-balanced! Will you come and direct my gestational diabetic diet?!


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