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Old Fashioned Salmon Patties

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Salmon Patties, made from wild caught canned salmon, are an easy to make dinner time favorite in our house and are the best salmon cake recipe ever!

Salmon Patties are hands down my family’s favorite dinner. When I ask the kids what they want for dinner on their birthday, they say salmon patties.

I used to make half as much of this salmon patty recipe when the kids were little, but once they discovered how much they loved my homemade salmon patties, I had to double up, and that’s what I showed you in the recipe below.

I cook with salmon all the time. From fresh Pacific Northwest wild caught fillets cooked on a cedar plank to smoked salmon whipped up into an incredible dip or pasta, our appetite craves the omega 3 filled goodness that salmon brings to the table.

Do you need to remove the bones and skin from canned salmon?

Okay, prepare yourself. The photo below is nasty. I typically don’t like to share gross pictures when I’m trying to entice you to make something wonderful, but if you’ve never used canned salmon, I feel it is my duty to educate you first.

Canned salmon looks gross. It’s basically a chunk of the whole animal (minus the organs) that has been shoved into an aluminum can.

You could make these several hours or a day ahead and then place them on a plate, cover with plastic and refrigerate until ready to cook. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer so they heat through.

  1. Drain salmon and pick out all of the good meat you want to use. I’m sure all of it can be used, but I like to discard any bone and skin because I think its gross. Personal preference.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine salmon meat, eggs, green onions, panko bread crumbs, parmesan, and lime juice. Use hands to combine and then form into 8 patties that are no more than one inch thick.
  3. Heat large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil. When oil is hot enough to bubble when a bread crumb gets tossed in, add your salmon patties. Be sure to leave enough room to have a good inch in between each patty, so you may need to cook them in two batches. Cook until golden brown, about 5-10 minutes, then flip and cook until golden brown on other side.
  4. Serve warm. They also taste excellent cold on top of salad.
Old Fashioned Salmon Patties

Old Fashioned Salmon Patties

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) salmon, drained well and picked over for skin and bones
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • ¼ cup horseradish sauce (I made my own by combining 1 heaping tablespoon prepared horseradish and 3 heaping tablespoons light mayonnaise)
  • ¼ cup plain dried breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the salmon, green onion, celery, horseradish sauce and bread crumbs. Shape the salmon patties into 4 (3-1/2-inch) round patties.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat until hot.
  3. Add the patties to the skillet. Cook until golden, 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook until golden and heated through 2 to 3 minutes more.

Notes

Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 patty): 213 calories, 12 g fat, 7 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein and *6 WW PointsPlus, 5 WW SP

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