Growing up one of my favorite meals that my mother made were her homemade salmon patties. There was just something about them that I couldn’t get enough of. Maybe it was the crunchy outer texture or just the overall flavor. Over the years I have never really attempted to make them myself more than a couple of times and when I did I would try and follow her recipe exactly but they never came out the same. So when I got the craving the other day I made the decision to try and come up with my own version of this classic recipe that I so love. Here is what I came up with.
Canned Salmon (two 14oz cans)
Corn tortilla chips (Crushed into about 3/4 of a cup of little crumbs)
Jalapeno (2 seeds removed and finely chopped)
1 medium white onion (finely ch0pped)
red pepper flakes (1 tablespoon)
garlic powder (1 tablespoon)
cajun seasoning (1 tablespoon)
black pepper (1 tablespoon)
salt (1 teaspoon)
olive oil (for cooking)
Mixing the ingredients
First you will want to open both cans of salmon and drain them (leaving a little extra water for mixing) and add them to a large mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix everything together well.
This is where it gets a little tricky. Since this is kind of a dry mixture you will need to pat out the patties as you cook them and not before hand. So heat up about a 1/4″ of olive oil to medium high heat in a large pan. Pat out and press firmly together the patties and place them in the hot oil and cook to golden brown on either side. One large pan should fit about 4 patties with room for turning. Be careful, if you flip too early they may break. This is a little more on the healthy side for this recipe. If you wanted to make them stick together a little more you can add about half a cup of Helmanns mayonnaise. This gives them a little better consistency to work with but also adds the calories so I will leave it up to you.
These are great on their own or served with mashed potatoes and gravy. All and all a nice little treat for any seafood lover out there.
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