In my efforts to make the perfect salmon patty I have gone through recipe after recipe with long lists of ingredients and when I finally settled on the perfect one I was kind of surprised because its really only three simple inexpensive ingredients.
~Plain Bread Crumbs
That's it. That's all. No seasoning, nothing.
We like to dip them in wasabi mayo (YUM!) or hot pepper sauce when we eat them. I love them served with grits or baked mac n cheese and red beans and rice....BUT I'm really making an effort to stay away from pasta and cheese. The cheese hasn't been that difficult because it is just almost too expensive to buy at the grocery right now. Pasta is tough though. We were doing whole wheat pasta for awhile-but that's expensive and it still tends to make me hold weight. So, today I made a sort of succotash to go with the salmon and een without the extra carbs it was really filling.
Oh yeah, and check out that lovely spinach leaf in there! Straight out of the garden, baby!
Simple Salmon Patty
(makes 18-20 patties-enough for a meal, leftovers or throw some in the freezer to eat another day)
5 cans boneless skinless salmon in water
about 1 cup of plain bread crumbs (give or take)
Drain the cans of salmon and put them in bowl. Flake with a fork if needed. Crack two eggs into bowl and stir to coat. Add bread crumbs until there is a nice consistency and when you handle the salmon mixture it sticks together. Form 15-20 patties (depending on how big you prefer to make them) Heat a large skillet and add a couple of turns of olive oil. Add patties to pan and brown about 3-5 minutes each side. Remove to paper towel lined dish to soak up excess oil.
1/2 bag frozen sweet corn
1 can red beans, drained and rinsed
1 small onion, chopped
1 small orange or red pepper, diced
dash of black pepper
dash of kosher salt
Heat pan and add one turn of oilve oil. Add all ingredients to pan and sort of stir fry them until onions are translucent and beans begin to break open. (Add cayenne pepper until you reach the heat you desire)