Salmon Croquettes – a staple of my childhood dinner table. I remember Mama’s being moist and flaky on the inside and wonderfully crunchy on the outside. Mine don’t quite live up to the memory of hers, but they’re a close second. Plus salmon is one of the good-for-you foods so it cancels out the frying. Right?
For 8 generous patties, here’s what you need:
2 6oz. packages/cans salmon, drained and flaked
¼ cup finely chopped celery
¼ cup finely chopped onion or sliced green onions
½ tsp. dried dill weed
½ tsp. garlic powder
1 cup bread crumbs, plus ¼ cup for coating
Oil for frying
I know you’ll forgive me for not having step-by-step photos for this one, but really, it’s dead easy. All you do is mix everything together and make it into little patties.
In a medium bowl, mix together the salmon, egg, celery, onion, dill and garlic powder. Form the mixture into eight patties.
Heat oil to a depth of approximately ¼-inch in a large skillet over medium heat. Dust patties with additional bread crumbs. Fry for about 8-10 minutes, turning as needed, until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain.
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