Thursday, May 29, 2008

Salmon Patties with Succotash: Budget Friendly and Healthy

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.

~Canned Salmon

~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)

2 eggs

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

cayenne pepper

dash of black pepper

dash of kosher salt

olive oil

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)


Anonymous said...

Yum! I like salmon patties, but they make me deathly ill. Blaaul. You should make a cook could make millions!

Lauren said...

Looks great! I have always wanted to make salmon "croquettes" as my grandmother called them but have never gotten around to it. This recipe is perfect! A+ for presentation!
Cheese is freaking outrageous. I usually buy Kroger brand bags of shredded cheese but they are nearly $3 a bag now. Craziness. I love cheese a little too much so maybe the increase in price will keep me away from it too!
You rock!

Alyssa said...

Your plates always look like cookbook photos- gorgeous. I love salmon patties, now I want to make them.

Anonymous said...

OOOOHHHHH.... succotash without lima beans? I didn't know it was possible! I totally need to make this....


Amy said...

This looks yummy, i will be making it this weekend because i love Salmon!! And now i have to make it look pretty like yours!

Anonymous said...

Hon, I dont believe you will ever cease to amaze me. Salmon is the food of the gods and will keep you alive for a 110 years. Who needs that Oprah ho RR, or the, ahem, fabulous Martha when have you. Remember, she did do some time. Learned a few more tricks Im sure!
You are almost famous. Keep up the good work. Love your blogs. Private or not.

You're favorite 'mo.

lauren said...

the salmon patties were delish! i didn't make the succotash but did fry some corn in oo and made a salad and we had peaches for dessert-yummm. i was going to grill the peaches but my dh didn't think he would like them like that-ughhh.
thanks for the inspiration!

Deborah said...

I've never made salmon patties before, but this looks so easy that I'm going to have to try!!