Saturday, June 13, 2009

Salmon patties recipe: comfort food and simple to make

As a child, I was a very picky eater. So picky that my brother used to say that I would never eat anything that was green or good for me. When I was sick, my Nana would make me chicken soup, turkey and gravy, fuscilli pasta with cheese or salmon patties. Salmon patties are very simple to make. For those of you who don’t already know, I grew up with an English grandmother who looked like Angela Lansbury and sounded just like Mary Poppins. Click here to read about her shepherd’s pie recipe.

You will need:

One large can of salmon (between seven or eight ounces-or two small cans will do)
One egg
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...


Pink Peony said...

Funny I have a British family also. We might have to exchange recipes. Although it might be alittle different for we are Cornish.

the ungourmet said...

Great idea using the corn flakes! I love Salmon Patties. I wish my husband would eat them!

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

Thanks for the new samon patty recipe. My husband loves them, but this is a different take than the ones we normally make.

Visiting from SITS

Char said...

I had these too as a child except my dad called them "crocketts" (croquettes) like Davy Crockett.

YUM with lots of ketchup

LiLu said...

Ooooo, DELICIOUS! I love creative stuff like this! :-)

Just Playing Pretend said...

THey look delicious. If I ever decide to cook then I will try this. That's a big if for me though.

Linda S. Socha said...

You are so awesome. Just at points in time when I am feeling a little down you do some wonderful post to reflectsome wonderful content like this one!!
I think we are kindred spirits and I have to tell you one more time how much I love your blog


Cee said...

My mum makes these all the time. We call them salmon fishcakes over here though. I really want some now too!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a super cute glad that I stopped by even if it is the middle of the night...INSOMNIA....

I enjoyed reading your blog tonight....Hope you will visit me. This month I am posting on our Disney trip.

loft in soho said...

Mmmmmmm delicious post!
thanks for the recipe dear,


Laura said...

Pink Peony: I would love to exchange recipes! Email me anytime...

the ungourmet: Maybe we can trick him into thinking its tuna? JK.

ONe PiNK FiSH: So glad you enjoyed it.

Char: You are a girl after my own heart!

Laura said...

LiLu: Great minds and using cornflakes is such a different idea. These patties taste great.

Just playing pretend: I'll have to make enough for both of us.

Linda: Thank you so much and I am so glad that I can lift your spirits in some small way.