Certainly! Here’s a recipe for making canned salmon patties:
- 1 can (14-16 ounces) of canned salmon
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (you can use regular or panko breadcrumbs)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper (you can also use green or yellow pepper)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill (or use fresh if available)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying
- Prepare the Salmon: Open the can of salmon and drain off any liquid. Remove any skin and bones from the salmon if desired, although some people prefer to leave them for added nutrition. Flake the salmon into a bowl using a fork.
- Mix the Ingredients: To the bowl with the flaked salmon, add the breadcrumbs, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, minced garlic, mayonnaise, egg, lemon juice, Dijon mustard (if using), dried dill, salt, and pepper. Mix everything together until well combined. Adjust the seasonings to your taste.
- Shape the Patties: Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into patties. You can make them as large or small as you prefer, typically around 3-4 inches in diameter.
- Heat the Oil: In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. You’ll want enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan generously.
- Fry the Patties: Carefully place the salmon patties in the hot oil. Cook them for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and crispy. Be gentle when flipping them to avoid breaking them apart. Depending on the size of your skillet, you may need to cook them in batches.
- Drain and Serve: Once the salmon patties are cooked, remove them from the skillet and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
- Serve: Serve the canned salmon patties hot with your choice of side dishes, such as a salad, coleslaw, or steamed vegetables. They also make great sandwich fillings with lettuce and tartar sauce.
Enjoy your homemade canned salmon patties! They’re a delicious and budget-friendly meal option that’s quick and easy to prepare.