This recipe just reminds me of my childhood. From the aroma to the taste to what was served with them, it transports me back in time. Salmon croquettes were a staple in our house; always served with homemade biscuits and white rice. Always! My children absolutely LOVE them and since my Mom lives with us, they are able to have them any time. My Mom never cooked with a recipe, so when I was learning to make them, I literally had to stand next to her as she put each ingredient into the bowl and say, “Wait … let me measure that!” This recipe is as close as I could get to hers. I think it’s pretty spot on.
For this recipe, you will need:
1 can of salmon (I like to use Alaskan wild caught)
1 egg, beaten
1 small onion, grated
1 tablespoon of cornmeal
1 tablespoon of flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
oil for frying
In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredents and form into patties. Heat oil in a large frying pan on medium high heat. Add the patties and cook until brown on each side, turning once. They will take approximately 3 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel and serve immediately.
My twist is to add a teaspoon of my spice blend instead of the salt and pepper. You can find the recipe for my spice blend under the ‘Tips’ tab entitled, ‘No more store bought spice packets, Part 2’.