Monday, February 16, 2009

Eating Cheap: Salmon Patties

I've been trying to save more money lately which has forced me to get a bit creative with food if I still want to eat something that tastes "adult." The other week a friend of mine made Salmon patties for dinner and shared with me. They were good! I decided to grab some packaged salmon on my latest grocery store run so that I could have "salmon patties" as a pantry staple.

I don't remember exactly what my friend put in her patties - but here's what went into mine:

Salmon (obviously), an egg, bread crumbs, Tabasco, salt, pepper, onion, garlic, and lemon juice.

I browned the onions in olive oil first and then added the garlic to the pan for about 30 seconds.

Afterwards I mixed all the ingredients together. I put the bread crumbs in last and just added enough until it looked like it would form patties. Everything else is to taste. I like flavor - so I went heavy on Tabasco, lemon, and pepper.

Then you brown the patties on each side in olive oil. I like to "flatten" out my patties as they cook so they're more of a salmon pancake - but I like things crispy - if you want it fluffy - don't smoosh yours :)

Then I served it up with some Saffron Rice and some sliced tomatoes. It was yum! (and cheap)

And there's another serving in my fridge for lunch tomorrow!


  1. My mom used to make these for supper. She used canned salmon, and I'll admit that I have lacked the confidence of "picking through" the contents as an adult, so I have not ever prepared them. Since you used the salmon in the packets with success, I just might try making them. Thanks for the post.

  2. I grew up on these as a "poor people staple", lol, so I kinda hate them, lol. But, this looks different so maybe I'll try it.

  3. I've never had salmon patties, but they look really good!

  4. I'm not a salmon fan but I make a variation of this with tuna and they are yum!

  5. i use to make salmon patties - guess i used the poor man's way - with canned salmon (and yes we picked out the liittle spiney boney thingy) and egg(s) crackers...and i like them crisp, too...anyway, i think your dad would enjoy your variation with the extra seasonings.