Monday, February 20, 2012

Not your Mother's Salmon Croquettes

Growing up, my mom made some pretty fantastic meals for us.  One of our favorites was Salmon Croquettes.  I grew up in the 70's in a small Texas town, so I don't think fresh Salmon flown in from Alaska was an option.  Mom would take the can of salmon and mix it with an egg, seasonings and other stuff I'm sure, then coat it with crushed saltine crackers and fry it up.

Today, fresh salmon seems to be readily available.  If you're not a huge salmon fan, I suggest you try this recipe.  It has quickly become my family's favorite salmon dish.
This recipe was given to me by my friend Molli...and she makes it by memory, so not sure what the original source is.


Salmon filet (1-1.5 lbs.)
2-3 T. mayo
3 green onions, sliced
2 eggs, beaten
2 T. chopped parsley
1 T. old bay seasoning
1 T. lemon pepper
1/2 c. breadcrumbs, or crushed Ritz crackers

Season salmon with salt, pepper, lemon or lime juice and olive oil.  Bake in 375 oven for 10 minutes.  (This recipe works great with leftover salmon as well)
Flake salmon into a bowl, along with mayo, onions, seasonings, crackers, and eggs.  Form into patties.  Cook the patties in Olive oil (or coconut oil) over medium heat- about 3 minutes per side, until browned.
My family enjoys a little mustard aioli sauce on the side.  For this you need 1/2 c. mayo, 1 T. dijon mustard,  dash of Old Bay, lemon/lime juice, salt and pepper.  Whisk together and serve alongside salmon croquettes.
Bon appetit!
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  1. This brings back memories! These looks yummy! Thanks for sharing you recipe! I'm now following on Linky Follower and GFC.


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