Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Salmon Patties

Tod and I have been trying to eat more healthy food (ultimately trying to increase our fruit, veggie, and greens intake).  We will still eat beef occasionally, but it's nice to try other "meat" options.  Aside from tuna and mayo, I haven't always been a huge fan of eating fish, especially if it's not fried.  I'm finding that it's not too shabby though.  We've had a lot of wild salmon (canned, fresh and frozen) because the diet we refer to suggests eating wild caught fish.  We've made salmon patties a few times and have surprisingly enjoyed them.  If fish is your friend, I hope you enjoy!

2 (6oz) cans wild salmon, drained
1-2 eggs
1-2 slices of bread
3 tbsp mayo
garlic salt
2 tbsp coconut (or veggie) oil for cooking

Mix all of the ingredients together.  You can use one or two eggs and slices of bread, depending on the consistency that you like.  If you use too many eggs, it may be runny and harder to fry.  I used one egg recently and it seemed to be a good consistency and not too dry.

Form the mixture into round patties with your hands.  I got three, thicker patties out of the two cans of fish, but you can definitely make more small ones.  

Heat up coconut oil in skillet on medium-high heat.  Just put enough oil to give the patties something to slide on.  One of my least favorite things to do is fry food, so I try to knock out all of the frying in one round and use a minimal amount of oil.  (My husband loves bacon, but I'll usually ask him to fry it...) Don't get me wrong, it tastes great, but I always seem to get burned.  The coconut oil makes it a little healthier too and doesn't pop in the pan as much.

Slap those patties on and cook.  I'll usually let it sit on one side for 5-7 minutes.  We like them a little crispier.  You at least want to make sure that the patty is hot in the middle. Every time we've cooked them, they've come out looking different, but still tasty ;)

Have it with a side salad and enjoy!


  1. YUM! These look good!!!!!!!!! J hates fish though which stinks for me because I LOVE salmon!!!!

  2. These look good Tygre! (totally didnt mean to copy Kelly.. ooops!) I have salmon in the pantry but dont know what to do with it. Hooooray for a new recipe! Going on my menu next week :)