A good friend of mine - who is super healthy and eats mostly paleo - once told me about a recipe for salmon patties that she makes for her and her husband, so when I saw canned salmon in the grocery store the other week, I snagged a couple of cans and searched for a great recipe.
I didn't end up going the paleo route, but I did find this recipe for salmon patties that used things I already had, so I decided to give it a try. (I'm on a little trying new things spree, in case you were wondering.)
½ cup breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons oil
Drain salmon and double check that there are no skin or bones
In a medium mixing bowl, mix salmon, eggs, breadcrumbs, salt & pepper
Spoon into patties, placing on wax paper (I got about 10 patties)
Heat oil in a skillet on medium high heat
Cook patties on each side in hot oil for about 5 minutes on each side until golden brown
These actually ended up being really delicious. I had a few of them hot right after cooking them and then the rest cold, leftover the next day at work and frankly, I liked them a little better leftover...strange.
The next time I make these though, I will definitely use fresh, frozen salmon. I'd never used canned salmon before and I really did not like the smell. The patties tasted great, but I think the smell turned me off a little at first. I love to cook salmon at home though from frozen and never notice a strong, fishy smell.
I feel pretty sure that I can grill some salmon fillets up, shred them, and use this same recipe.
Apparently, these are a southern thing? Anyone else grow up in the South and never have these before? Or maybe it's just me...