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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Salmon Patties!


 
Salmon patties are an old southern favorite. They are economical and really very easy to make, but I don't think a lot of people make them much anymore.   For those who like them, they are very popular though.  There is a little restaurant near us that has a couple of daily specials and during Lent their Friday specials are salmon patties or fried catfish.  Surprisingly, they usually run out of the salmon patties early.   My husband loves salmon patties.  He could eat them once a week I am sure.  He was quite happy that a "Sweet Tea and Cornbread" reader wanted a recipe for them.  This is the recipe my mother has used for years and taught me a long time ago.   Here is what you will need for these:


1  15oz. can salmon (I prefer the pink salmon)
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup crushed cracker crumbs
2 Tbs cornmeal
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
dash of pepper
oil for frying (Canola or vegetable oil)






Open the can of salmon and drain the liquid off of it.  Pour the salmon in a bowl and pick through it and remove the skin and any bones you see.  Some people just mix all of the skin and the little soft bones into the patties, but I prefer not to do that. 
Mix the crushed cracker crumbs, eggs, corn meal, and seasonings into the salmon.
Shape into uniform size patties about 1/2 inch thick.  The mixture should stick together well.  Pour enough oil in a pan to cover the bottom and heat to medium.  Place the salmon in the pan. Fry on each side until golden brown.  Remove to a paper towel lined plate.






225 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much! Thanks for your comments also! :)

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    2. Try chopped onions, garlic powder, and chopped jalapenos in them. ! Yum

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    3. I add some chopped onions also.

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    4. add a little garli , diced onion and basil is wonderful!!

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    5. Yep, they need a little onion.

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    6. I like to put OLD BAY in them and celery and onion.


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    7. Instead of cracker crumbs, I like to use half self-rising corn meal and half self-rising flour.

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    8. I love thes. My Granny would always make them just like this recipe for me when I was a little girl. I make them now for my family. I like to eat mustard on mine. Thank you for sharing this. I love your page.

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    9. I Put Garlic, Bell Peppers, Pepper Flakes, Flour, And Lots Of Onion, Yummy....

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    10. I put onion in mine as well. I'll have to try the Old Bay, that sounds good. Salmon patties, fried taters, cole slaw and cornbread..that's my kind of eating!

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    11. I never had them with cornmeal. Yummy!

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    12. thats the way i fix them too and we love them!!!

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    13. this is exactly how we do ours! And we like it this way.

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    14. I add yellow red and green peppers to mine plus onion really enhances the flavor, got it from eating them at Cracker Barrel yummy

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    15. I love these the old fashioned way as you describe.. but my daughter adds mozzellla cheese to hers.. they are good that way to!!

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    16. I like the easy recipe but not salmon, I use canned crab and canned shrimp , 1 egg , panko crumbs , and miracle whip (mayo) , lemon herb season

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    17. Instead of cracker crumbs I use 2 or 3 tablespoons of leftover mashed potatoes and 1 egg and finely chopped onions and salt and pepper to your taste. Then I make the patties and then roll them in cornmeal. I put them in the refrigerator to chill 2 to 4 hours. Roll in cornmeal again if necessary, then fry. Chilling them helps them to stay together better,I think

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    18. I'm going to try making these with Garlic and Butter Ritz crackers, along with chopped onion. Thanks for the recipe!--
      Angela from Arkansas

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    19. I like lemon juice and hore radish in mine

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    20. I be from alaska and it be an alaskan thing but they are good though we used king salmon which is fantistic

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    21. I SAUTE MY VEGETABLES BEFORE I PUT THEM IN THE SALMON AND EVERYTHING EVERYBODY ELSE SAID THEN BLESS AND EAT.

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    22. I love salmon cakes, I add chopped onion and old bay seasoning, good eating! thank you.

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    23. I am a fourth generation Salmon pattie fryer, lol. My Granny used pink salmon, everything in the can (double Q only), 2 eggs, s&p, self-rising flour (enough to bind) She then spooned heaped spoonfuls into a skillet of hot grease, brown both sides and they were done. Oh how I miss her! (I remove the skin and bones when I make mine for my hubby, but I do miss the crunch of hers I had as a child!)

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    24. I love salmon and make them the same way. Always a real treat. I sometimes add sautéed finely chopped peppers and onions.

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    25. LOVE SALMON PATTIES! My mom accidentally added a few graham crackers in with the saltines once & now I don't want mine any other way!!! YUM!

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    26. I use Italian Style bread crumbs in mine. Doesn't need anymore seasoning.

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  2. Take a guess as to what I'm having tomorrow!

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    1. I hope you enjoy them, Wayne!

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    2. I buy boneless and skinless salmon.. I do not like the bones and skin and I do not like picking thru it either...

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    3. I use corn chips instead of the crackers. It is delicious that way.

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  3. This is really good with a white sauce and peas topping! :) My Gran made this all the time when I was a kid.

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    1. Over 40 years ago the office building had a cafeteria that was open to all tenents of the building. One of their Friday specials was fried salmon patties served with English peas in white sauce. Soooooo good!!!! I've always made them at home; however, instead of cracker crumbs I now use Panko crumbs.

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    2. We usually have white creamed peas with our salmon patties too AND friend potatoes with onions! YUMMY!!!

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    3. Does anyone have a recipe for the white cream peas?

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    4. my husband would melt butter in a pan sprinkle in a little flour stir it well and then slowly add milk to thin and stir well to thickness you want then add peas.

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    5. Same recipe I have used for ever. Got it from my mother. we had Salmon patties, spinach, and mac & cheese. And don't forge.t the Ice Tea

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  4. My Gran always added minced (not diced) onion to hers, and I still do to this day...

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  5. LOVE Salmon Patties!!! Have them fairly often. I don't put cornmeal in mine and use bread crumbs instead of cracker crumbs. Also, try putting a little old bay seasoning in (not too much) and onion powder. Wow, one of my FAVORTITES with Mashed Potatoes, Cream Corn, and Corn Bread!

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    1. I was thinking about the old bay cause I know that is goes in crab cakes going to try it in my salmon cakes had not thought of onion powder going to try that also...

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  6. got to have lemon juice

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    1. Yes,I add lemon juice and chopped onions too.

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  7. Yep we had Salmon Patties with creamed peas over them a lot as a kid and I still love them. Thanks for reminding me and guess what's on the menu for this week..

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  8. I boughttwo can's yesterday can't wait to cook them.

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  9. I am going to try these, But I am going to share a recipe that I got out of a old church cookbook. They are so light and fluffy!
    1- 16oz. can salmon
    1 egg
    1/3 c. minced onion
    1/2 c. flour
    1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
    1 1/2 c. Crisco
    2 Tbsp reserved juice from salmon

    Drain and debone salmon, reserving th 2 Tbsp. juice. In a medium mixing bowl, mix salmon, egg, and onion until sticky. Stir in flour. Add baking powder to reserved juice. Stir into salmon mixture. Form into small patties and fry until golden brown (about 5 minutes) in hot Crisco.

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    1. This is almost the way my mother made them, I use bisquick in mine and they turn out very good...I have never had them made with cracker crumbs.

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    2. I use a slice of wheat bread, crumbled, with a small,chopped onion.

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    3. @Dawn: I use flour in my recipe, too, and add a little mustard when mixing all incredients. Gives it a very good flavor and is one of my husband's favorite meals served with grits and biscuits!

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  10. I don't use cornmeal, cracker crumbs or seasoned salt in mine and only use 1 egg. I add about one lid full of dry parsley flakes and just a dash of onion powder. Instead of the crackers crumbs and cornmeal, I add just enough self-rising flour to dry the mixture enough to form the patties. My mom (when she was alive) loved these with just pancake syrup and hot biscuits. My husband and I usually have it with blackeye peas, cornbread and home fries about twice a month.

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    1. I don't use any meal, flour or bread crumbs. The egg seems to bind it together well. I use the salmon (I pick out the skin, break up the bones,) 1 egg per can of salmon, minced onion,a little salt and pepper. Form patties, fry in hot oil in my black frying pan, Love them with: Large Lima Beans & biscuit OR Southern Cane Syrup & biscuit. Wonderful!!

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  11. These sound really good and since my father in law can have salmon, this dish is perfect. I'll probably make them sometime this week. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Have cooked salmon patties for many years-when you discard juice most of flavor is gone-add more crushed saltines and you moght want to add little dices of bellpeper and onion and add little butter to your cookin oil -delicious

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  13. A favorite of mine! Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. Yummy! My momma made a lemon sauce to go on top! Thanks for posting the recipe!

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    1. How do you make the lemon sauce?

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  15. There are many ways to make a salmon patty and I think I have heard just about every one...lol. This is my recipe and the way I have made them for years and while it might not be the way you make them, it is the way we do and the way we like them. I respect that others might have different recipes though.

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    1. Your recipe sounds just fine. LOL but how do you make the cream sauce with the peas?

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    2. This is the way my Grandmother, Mother and now myself have always made ours and they are a family favorite.

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  16. Anne, that lemon sauce sounds yummy. Do you know the recipe for that? Was it just lemon and butter.

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  17. Made these last night with some scalloped potatoes, steamed sugar snap peas and yeast rolls. Everyone LOVED them. Even the picky eater!! Thanks!

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  18. Try it with fried potatoes and onions and cornmeal gravy. Make a regular white gravy after frying the patties. Crumble 1 patty for later. Add a handful of cornmeal to white gravy and simmer until thickened and no longer gritty. Add crumbled patty and season to taste...yummy!

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    1. That's what my Momma always made with salmon patties when I was a kid some 50+ years ago.... YUM! I still do it today, it took a few tries to get hubby to try fish & grave but when he did he loved it!! Big cast iron skillet of corn bread to eat with the meal gravy too and a dollop of butter in the middle.... lots of black pepper!!

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    2. WOW, someone else that knows about cornmeal gravy! When I mention it, usually people tell me they've never heard of it. My husband requests it whenever I make fried potatoes. Looks like this may be on the menu this week.

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  19. Do you have a good recipe for swiss steak?

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  20. One of my favorites. The old family recipe I use is almost identical to the one provided. There are a few minor additions. We always used a little diced onion in the mixture. In addition, when I got older and started making them I began using a pinch of Old Bay Seasoning and I fry them in Olive Oil. My mom and grandmother both agreed the flavor was improved by the Old Bay and the olive oil was a great light alternative to a heavier oil. People say you can't fry using olive oil, but it's all I ever use!!!

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    1. Me too! Just keeping the heat at medium or lower, that's all we need to do! I too, only use olive oil!

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  21. Me and my son LOVE Salmon Patties with biscuits & sawmill gravy....I put a lil diced onion..flour..dash of hot sauce..egg..and seasonings ...sounds good for tonight!..haha!

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    1. That is what I cook with them biscuits and gravy

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    2. That is what I have with them is gravy and biscuits..

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    3. sawmill gravy & biscuits or cornmeal gravy & cornbread are both good!! Salmon & gravy!! YUM

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  22. I have made these for years and years. My daddy loved them. Now my husband and I have them frequently since it's just us. Our daughter and family do not like them--they love grilled salmon, but don't like these patties! I use s/r flour and eggs and serve them with home-fried potatoes and onions and biscuits. Yummy! Might have them tonight!

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  23. I grew up eating salmon patties. We always used flour. I like the idea of cracker crumbs. I always would put ketchup on mine and have peas with them. I also liked the bones as they are soft. I used to eat salmon straight out of the can.. I love it.

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    1. I always have ketchup with mine too!

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    2. Have ketchup with ours also..

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  24. Instead of cornmeal I use bread crumbs from a fresh loaf. I also add mustard. I have loved these for as long as I can remember.

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  25. Can you freeze the patties after you make them?

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  26. We were really poor when I was growing up but I do remember loving salmon patties as I heard them called. BUT, moma always used Jack Mackeral (sp). Anyone else ever ate this?

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    1. Still eat jack mackeral today when money get@s tight!

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    2. My mom always used Jack mackerel because it was so cheap and flour and egg sometimes she would add onions. Always made large Lima dry beans to go with it.I used salmon now though it has a better taste we were poor too. Still great meal.

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  27. What does the white sauce consist of?

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    1. milk, butter, flour....to 1 cup of milk....2 tbls each of butter and flour....
      how to make:
      melt butter in pan; stir in flour with a whisk until smooth; stir in milk and heat and whisk until smooth. it will thicken as it heats.

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    2. It's what us southerners call gravy

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  28. Love Salomon patties gonna fix some tommorow

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  29. Salmon patties, tomatoe gravy, hot biscuits, one of my supper memories of my mom.

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    1. So glad to hear someone else liking tomatoe gravy with theirs !!!!

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  30. Yes! We couldn't afford salmon either. Mackerel was cheaper, and now that Im grown I prefer Salmon, but the ones Mom cooked were delicious

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  31. Y'all should try putting a diced bell pepper and some onion powder in the patties.

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  32. Any body ever used tuna fish instead. Of salmon will it work the same

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    1. The school I attended used tuna and formed into balls then deep fried them.

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    2. I have used tuna in stead of salmon. I make them like I do with salmon. Eggs,breadcrumbs and onion.

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  33. I grew up eating the Salmon Patties my Ma-Maw made. I'm not sure of her exact recipe but I know she added a little dill weed to hers as I do mine now. Love the flavor! I've learned that if you put the patties in the fridge for 30+ minutes before frying they tend to hold up better.

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  34. Your recipe sounds just like the one my dad made when I was a little girl. I am making these this weekend. p.s. so tired of reading peoples comments to change a recipe that you published. It is YOUR recipe and if they want to do it a different way, do it but don't critisize yours on your blog. Honestly, go get your own blog.

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    1. honestly, the comments with different variations makes this blog more interesting.different strokes for different folks.

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    2. You are absolutely correct. Sharing a variation of a recipe should not be taken as an insult.

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    3. I think it depends on how it's presented. When someone says "the flavor is improved by adding "x,y,z"....", well that's just bad manners. Offering up a variation without judgment....that's ok!

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    4. Bingo! Anonymous #3 (above) hit the nail on the head. Offer your input without judgment! Southern manners! (well, all over manners!)

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  35. I love Salmon Patties....I squeeze fresh lemon juice in mine...yumm!

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  36. I've made these for years and my family loves them. The only thing missing in your recipe is some finely chopped onion. If you like onion, try some in the patty's...very good~

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    1. I like to add onion as well, but I've never tried corn meal with it.....can't wait!

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  37. I use to make this when my kids were little. They always loved this meal. I'd make mac and cheese, slice cantaloupe, maybe some sliced tomatoes. I called it one of our spring time meals. Love this blog.

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  38. i mix mine the same way but i cut up an onion in it make a losf and bake at 350 about 30 mins till onions are done and a little brown on top so good no oil

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  39. I never dreamed there could be so many different ways to make a Salmon Patty. I make mine like yours but did I read the recipe right? Do you put the corn meal IN the mixture. I put mine together like you do but I coat my patty in the cornmeal. My husband like yours would eat them once a week. He had a twin brother and they made a game of finding the soft bones in the patties. My Mama had always taken them out. After I married Lloyd I had to start leaving the little bones for him. Family traditions. LOL

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    1. Salmon patties are one of our favorite meals, and a quick one to fix. I would always remove the bones, too. But, one day my husband said that he missed the bones not being in there, I guess it was a texture thing, or he saw me taking them out. Ever since then I've left them in, but try to chop them up so they aren't so noticeable. I just always thought that a bone shouldn't be in your food, but the salmon is pressured cooked in the can, so the bones are soft. Anyway, they're a good source of calcium so eat 'em.

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  40. Love Salmon Patties! Around here they say "Samin' Patties"!

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  41. I add a little Old Bay. We enjoy our patties with a dab of tartar sauce on top.

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  42. Someone asked if you can freeze the patties. I buy the large can of pink salmon and it usually makes 5 or 6 patties. My husband and I only eat one patty each. After they are cooled I put the left overs in a ziplock freezer bag and they are saved for a day when I dont have much time to cook or dont feel well. They freeze great after they are cooked. I dont reheat in the microwave though, It makes it smell for weeks. I wrap them loosely in foil and heat them in the oven. Great for a day after we have been in the Dr office all day.

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  43. Love the patties with country syrup and cheese grits!

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    1. Oh, cheese grits on the side - yep! That sounds good. Great recipe and some great suggestions for changing it up a bit. Kind of like meat loaf, everyone has their version. It's all good. Thanks everyone for the suggestions and thanks Kathy for all the wonderful recipes you post.

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  44. I just made some a few days ago. We had some left over so last night we had Salmon Burgers with the patties. Pretty tasty!

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  45. I love the fact you are sharing your recipe. I am definitely going to make it soon. I love them with fried potatoes and peas or spinach. Tuna, salmon and mackeral are the fish for good heart health because of their good fat. I wish I could leave the fatty skin in but I just don't! Maybe it wouldn't even be noticable.

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  46. My family LOVES salmon patties. My "Nanny" (grandmother) taught me when I was a young girl. They are a little different than yours. We use one egg to one can of salmon, minced onion. I put my onion in my mini chopper and wa-la...takes the work out of it. I also use self rising flour as a binder instead of cornmeal. Salt and pepper then fry in oil. YUM YUM. Just had them the other night with lima beans seasoned with smoked neck bone and got to have rice with those beans.

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  47. We also had the salmon patties as kids. But always forget. About hem.will make them tomorrow for dinner.

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  48. I agree with one of the above posters....,.the juice is where all the flavor is! Accidentally threw it out once and the parties were very blah.......and I add one egg, SR flour and salt and pepper :)

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  49. Your recipe is eactly the way my Mom fixed them all my childhood and now I fix them. My kids are grown and only like their Salmon grilled too But Iwill always love these. Theu remind me of my Mom (Whose passed away now) ! Tnank you for sharing... I had just bought a can the other day to make some !!!!

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  50. Diane, growing up in the South, yes, my mother made Mackerel patties. I was wondering if anyone else knew about them.

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  51. What kind of crackers do you use? Like a saltine, or a ritz? Thanks!

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  52. I like the Mackrel better. its milder tasting . but will eat both. never thought about trying tuna, has anyone done that?? and whats tomato gravy?

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  53. I was just about to comment on the same thing! Your recipes...your site. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I can remember having as a kid, but my mother died when I was fairly young and before I was interested in her recipes. I can't wait to try!

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  54. I LOVE salmon patties! Only thing is that the only Salmon that I will use is PINK Chicken of the Sea, all the other canned kind taste too... fishy for me :-\

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  55. Oh, and by the way, I agree its rude of people to come on and suggest you change the recipes. I love reading all your recipes, and if for some reason I want to change it, well I'm certainly not going to suggest you do the same! I agree with the person who said they should get their own blog to publish their own recipes. Kim

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  56. We love salmon patties. I was taught to add finely chopped onion, bell pepper and celery after you sautee them. I also use Tuna or Mackrel when i cant afford Salmon. Taste the same to my family. They like to make sandwiches with cheese and tarter sauce on what ever bread we have handy at the time. Beats the fire out of a Fillet Fish sandwich! LOL Thanks for sharing with us.

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  57. We just had Salmon Patties the other day. They have been a favorite of mine since my childhood. There are many variations of cooking salmon patties.....I'm sure all are very tasty! Yours sounds a lot like the one my father taught me to make years ago!

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  58. Salmon patties and Potato soup, love it

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  59. Sounds just like my recipe except I use Lawry's Garlic Salt. I love these and serve them with English Peas and Macaroni and Cheese.

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  60. We always ate ours with syrup. Don't know why - it's what my granddaddy did so all the family did it. Yum Yum. I don't like fish but I love these.

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  61. My Dad made these with white flour gravy over them and they were DELISH!

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  62. my other half always wants me to make them never had a recipe so thank all of u i will surprise him one night
    He is going to love it!!

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  63. My husband loves these Salmon patties as much as yours does.He could also eat them once a week.I have never tried te cracker crumbs but use all corn meal but will try the cracker crumbs.

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  64. Actually I appreciate the other variations to recipes that are offered. Some people may not like it in one way, but may try other variations. I have made salmon patties for thirty+ yrs and grew up on them. But, I do not drain the liquid off (for more flavor) and no cracker crumbs and only one egg. A little cornmeal and flour works just fine. I serve mine with homemade biscuits, sawmill gravy and eggs on a cold winter night or for breakfast.....just a Birmingham, AL girl's variation!

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  65. Anyone have a recipe for Salmon Stew?

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  66. Love Salmon Patties! Mix in sliced green onions for an even better taste!

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  67. The only thing different I do is add chopped onions. Other than that, I do the same as stated.

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  68. The only thing different I do is add chopped onion to my recipe which is the same as yours, sans the onion. I love your blog and have tried many recipes. Thank you for sharing.

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  69. we always used mackeral since it was cheaper...with pintos,biscuits,mashed taters,sliced onions.My husband likes leftover patties on biscuits with mustard.

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  70. Salmon pattys and S O S had the same creamed peas sauce I love both yum just got mark down lunch beef meat guess what Im making :-) Hot diggy dog I didn't have this for a long time Ma mad it last RIP.

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  71. Ma made salmon pattys and SOS with creamed peas all the time it's E Z But just don't make it , I think it's time I just got lunch meat (beef ) Im going to make S O S over toast, R I P Ma

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  72. Natalie Gonzalez, It's a rue, butter flower and milk and salt and pepper just like for soup then add peas, once you know how you can make your one cream of what ever soup . hope that helps.

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  73. Thank you for the recipe. It reminded me of the mackeral patties mama use to make.I need to make some for my granddaughter. BTW I love hearing other versions of recipes...

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  74. I make these but put finely chopped onion in them and instead of cracker crumbs i use flour enough to make then stay together and 2 tlbs cornmeal , salt and pepper. so good. this is the old time way southern way of cooking them.

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  75. Thanks Kathy!! Been looking for this recipe. I grew up eating JACK MACKERAL patties, pinto beans, fried potatoes, cornbread and tea. One of my favorite meals. Have tried for a long time to make these like my granny used to make but just can't seem to get the same taste. Looking so forward to trying yours and some other variations on this recipe blog. Thanks lady!!

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  76. I made these a few minutes ago, and may I say yum! The only things that I changed was that I added a quarter of a large onion, used gluten free bread crumbs, and I put seasoned salt in instead of regular salt and lemon pepper seasoning instead of pepper. I will be making these again. Thank you for your recipe!

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  77. Salmon paties are a favorite for my family...always cook using Dawn's recipe above but I am trying this one next time.

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  78. Great recipe and wonderful new ideas also! We always called them Sam and Patty... Think its time to have them over to eat!

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  79. Love salmon patties. I make mine a lot like yours but I add a little mayo to my mixture. I also make a salmon loaf that is really good. The recipe is much like the recipe for the patties but you bake it in a loaf pan. Any way it's all good.

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  80. Thanks for reminding me of this recipe! I made them last night after reading your recipe. Mashed potatoes and crisp salmon patties, what a walk down memory lane. Thanks for all the comments and variations in the posts. Reading them was like taking a visit to your kitchens. Growing up, we used Makrell most of the time with flour to thicken. I love the extra crunch of the crackers. ***favorite blog***

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  81. I love them but the only way for me is with a dab of mustard on top....

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  82. We always called them salmon croquettes. My mother was not known for her cooking and she would often put minimal effort into it. To her it was just getting something on the table so I never watched to learn how she made them. I honestly think it was just salmon and flour. My family loves salmon patties and I have tried every recipe I have ever found. We love making salmon burgers with the leftovers.

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    1. My Mom always called them salmon croquettes too and my grandma called them fish cakes but whatever they are called I love them and I'm going to try this recipe as I have always made them with flour not crackers or cornmeal so I'm excited to try this new to me recipe!

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  83. I've been eating "samon" patties all my life. They are on my list of comfort foods. My mother always made candied sweet taters when she made salmon patties and to this day I have to do the same. Many years ago I made the patties one evening. THEN I discovered I had no sweet taters. The entire time I was eating supper I was thinking "it would be better with sweet taters". Add hot biscuits and this is a meal fit for royalty. Sliced cold fresh tomatoes are also good to go along with it. One of my simple pleasures is to take a hot biscuit, butter it, put a hot salmon patty and cold slice of tomato on it and eat it that way. (side note: hot buttered biscuit with cold tomato slice is also good). Been a while since I've had salmon patties and reading all the comments has given me a craving for them.

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  84. Mmmmmm........salmon patties, mashed potatoes and english peas!!!

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  85. Love salmon patties. My recipe is different from yours, but I like to check out how others cook. I wouldn't take others suggestions as a negative thing. I think your post reminded them of their own recipe and they just wanted to share. Thanks for sharing yours :)

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  86. Salmon patties with fried potatoes or scalloped potatoes and macaroni and tomatoes1 One of my favorite meals! Sometimes I just add an egg and oats then fry. Red Salmon is delicious this way, but more expensive.

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  87. The sauce that was used on the old recipes from the 50's and 60"s was a hollandaise sauce. Google offers several hollandaise sauce recipes.

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  88. I agree with "ME." Try not to look at other's variations as rude. People for the most part just want to share their version of your dishes. I have come across a few comments however that WERE indeed rude. But more times than not, it makes the blog more interesting. I have so enjoyed your blog! Sometimes you have me cracking up to the point of tears you're so funny! Thank you!

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  89. My Mom crumbled leftover biscuits into them, but I also use crackers. Always had to have mashed potatoes and creamed green peas with them. Living in AK for 15 yrs, we canned our own salmon. I thought it would be a real treat to take "fresh salmon" back to relatives in KY. Momma made the patties, and later proclaimed she would rather have the store bought kind, lol.

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  90. going to try these using frozen salmon fillets that i have thawed and cooked....

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  91. Thank you for the recipe for salmon patties. I have had the white creamed peas but do not have a recipe for them. Do you happen to have a recipe? Would love to have it.

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  92. I add garlic powder,onion, Italian crumbs..... I lie in frying pan as a ball, then when dark on 1 side I THEN turn over and flatten. Holds gather better. thanks.

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  93. I manage a home for developmentally disabled women. One of our residents, a precious person, calls them "Simon Petties". All our folks love them - we usually serve them once a week.

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  94. I have one that I use I would like to share.

    Salmon Patties

    1 16 oz Salmon
    1 egg
    2 tbs mayoniase
    1/4 c seafood breader
    1/4 tea mustard
    onion power to taste

    Clean salmon of all bones. then mix all ingredients.
    Fry using olive oil.

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  95. Love them my momma's recipe is almost the same except you also put in onions I still use her recipe my family loves them my favorite way to eat them is on bread as a sandwich.

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  96. Do u have recipe for dill sauce?

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  97. Gotta have a slice of fresh tomato on that biscuit & salmon patti, read these comments now I am hungry, but dinner time is over.

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  98. Making them tonight! Your recipe is almost identical to mine. I serve mine with Mac~n~Cheese and peas! Also with cornbread and raw onion on the side.

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  99. I used your recipe to make salmon patties for our Sunday dinner & boy, where they ever good; tasty as all get out.

    Another winner from Sweet Tea and Cornbread - thanks!

    Chris - ctmom05@yahoo.com

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  100. I enjoyed reading all of the variations as well your original recipe. I make mine somewhat like yours, but now I may try a bit of this and a bit of that... that's how family favorites are created. It is a compliment to you that people feel free to make comments about how they do things... I don't know blog from fog, but, I think whomever it is that has created this blog - if this is what a blog is - is a kind, giving, person that I would very much enjoy knowing. Blessing to you all. (My name is Doris and many call me Momma D)

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  101. I use 1 egg and a heaping tablespoon of mayo and a teaspoon of lemon juice in mine. serve with a white sauce.

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  102. I make them with cornmeal, egg, lots of black pepper, salt,and buttermilk. I take the skin out of the salmon and bones. I flake the salmon and add cornmeal , then egg, and seasoning, and buttermilk. Fry in tablespoonfuls in hot oil till golden brown and drain on paper towels. They are crispy and delicious.

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  103. I use cornmeal, eggs, pepper, and buttermilk. Fry in tablespoonsful in hot oil.

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  104. DOES ANYONE HAVE A RECIPE FOR SALMON LOAF?

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  105. not sure what the corn meal does we always used salmon, onion, eggs, crackers and seasonings made thin patties and fried in crisco

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  106. I worked for an assisted living community and the chef there put pimento in the salmon mixture. That was really good.

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  107. Salmon Patties, fried Taters, buyer beans, Cole slaw and cornbread!!!! My absolute favorite meal of all time! Could eat it two or three times a week without a problem! lol. While I make mine like yours for the most part, I do adds lots of onion, just my preference but by no means would I criticize your way or your preference!!! Lets all just enjoy however we like it!!!

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  108. Except for the cornmeal, this is how my mom makes it. When my girls come to visit, we always have at least one meal with salmon patties and a side of spinach. They both get splashed with apple cider vinegar.

    This is definitely a favorite in our home. Memories and all.

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    1. Cornmeal is something we started adding just in the last few years. My mother's cousin told her to do that and to me it makes the patties so much better.

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    2. going to give it a try...thanks

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    3. Going to give it a try...we usually have fried taters with em too. yummy!

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  109. Also good with a shake of hot sauce and onion

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  110. I have enjoyed reading all the different ways of fixing the Salmon Cakes. My Granny used to use a little bit of left over cornbread crumbled up in the mixture. We always use cornmeal to coat any fish we fry. I just think it gives it the best flavor. When I make them, I do like to add celery, onion and green pepper. Everyone loves these, because they bring back sweet memories. Thank you so much for giving us your recipe.

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  111. try a fresh little twist by adding cilantro and green onion

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  112. After reading all your posts, I am going to make salmon patties this week. I had never made them at home because I didn't like them very much. Mom made them with flour, egg, dash of milk & fried in oil. I love the idea of adding minced green onions, dill, garlic powder & frying in olive oil. Sides will be fried potatoes, Hollindaze sauce & a spinach salad. Thanks for all the great ideas. I would never have made them before reading this & I have been away from home for 55 years!I love reading other people's ideas & variations of recipes. How is tomato gravy made?

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  113. Almost the same recipe as mine. Years ago when my daughter became diabetic I started baking them instead of frying. They are just as delicious and much healthier. My family never noticed the change.

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  114. I don't think people are being rude when they tell how they make their salmon patties. What fun would the blog be if we are restricted from adding our comments. I enjoy the original recipe but also enjoy reading other people's comments.

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    1. I don't take most folk's constructive remarks personally and don't mind them really. However, I do sometimes wonder why they are looking at a recipe for something they seem to think they already know the only tried and true way to prepare ...lol. I can always learn new things, especially about cooking, because no one knows it all and I am open to trying new things. I do test all recipes before I post them and I am sure they turn out the way you all see them in the pictures if the directions are followed and correct ingredients are used. I cannot say that about all recipes posted on the internet, because I have tried some that I am almost sure were not tested.

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  115. Garlic should not be anywhere near this recipe nor for any salmon patty recipes.

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  116. I made some to night they are really good with fried potatoes and corn bread.

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  117. I love salmon patties, haven't had homemade in years. I used to make them when my kids were at home. I remember sitting at the table cleaning the salmon and my cats going crazy. They ate the bones and skin. Brings back so many memories. Thank you for your recipe!!

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  118. I'm making these tonight! All the variations sound good. Someone posted that it was rude to offer up a different version, but fortunately this thread is so long, I only read polite suggestions. Some call them Salmon Patties, I grew up knowing them as Salmon Croquettes. I'm serving them tonight with mac n cheese (proper mac n cheese, baked in the oven...left over from last night's dinner) and stewed tomatoes (baked, sweet Southern style, of course!). I'm out of saltines, so it looks like panko will do the trick. I like a wee bit of grated onion in my mix as well. Gonna try something a little different this time and dip them in an egg wash and roll them in extra crumbs. I'm a sucker for crunchy! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes!

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  119. This recipe is perfect! Please don't mess it up with all of the junk people are suggesting to add in. Only thing my granny did different...she made them really thin so they were super crunchy!

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  120. Mash the bones with a fork and you'll never know that "free calcium" is in there!

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  121. I LOVE these! They're just like when i was a kid! We used to eat them with applesauce and green beans for sides. We would dip the salmon patties in the applesauce and i was delicious then and still is now. Seeing your recipe inspired to introduce this to my own husband and 2 kids. The hubby loves them....the kids still have yet to be won over but thats typical!

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  122. I also crush the bones for the calcium content. I buy the frozen seasoning mix; onions, peppers etc., and mix with the salmon. Adds good flavor.

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  123. Here's a recipe I love:


    SPICY TEX-MEX SALMON CAKES

    2 cans or packages of salmon, drained and flaked
    2 packages Mexican Style cornbread mix
    2 eggs, beaten (or 1 whole egg + 1 egg white)
    ¼ cup each: onion, bell pepper, celery, cilantro
    ½ cup fat free sour cream or yogurt

    Combine salmon, cornbread mix, vegetables and sour cream and egg in large bowl. Form 8 large salmon cakes.

    Heat a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat. Add olive oil and fry cakes


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  124. I've also made this with canned Mackerel when Salmon was too expensive. Taste great with both!!

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  125. I grew up eating salmon patties. I make them ever so often for my family. I do like to add the chopped onion to mine. I had five sisters and five brothers so it was a good cheap meal for folks who had to watch their budget.

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  126. just read all comments about salmon patties enjoyed all of them. can't wait to try with creamed peas.

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