You will need:
One large can of salmon (between seven or eight ounces-or two small cans will do)
2-3 cups of crushed Cornflakes (place the cornflakes in a ziplock bag and smash them into crumbs. This is a great stress reliever. You can also use a rolling pin, but I like smashing them.)
One small onion
Kosher salt and pepper
Skillet or a frying pan
Drain the salmon in a separate bowl, leaving just a little moisture and grate the onion in. Add the rest of the ingredients except the cornflakes crumbs, mix thoroughly with a fork and then add the cornflakes. The mixture should be reasonably firm. Spray or place a coating of oil in the frying pan, which should be warming on medium heat.
Now its time to make your salmon patties while the oil is heating up in the frying pan. Roll the patties in the palm of your hand and try not to make them too thick. Then sprinkle some cornflake crumbs over them, patting it into the surface very gently and with a spatula, slide them onto the pan and fry them to a golden brown, turning them once over and repeat this on the other side.
Hint: Fish cooks very quickly so I watch the heat and try not to leave the stove while cooking the patties. Have some paper towel ready on the plate so as you lift the patties off of the frying pan they can drain on the paper towel.
I hope you enjoy the recipe of one my childhood favorite, salmon patties. I promise that my taste has evolved. What comfort food did you have as a child? Like this recipe? Click here for other recipes, cooking tips and more...