Grandmama's Salmon Croquettes
Some of my favorite memories growing up were visiting my grandparents in Kansas and when they come visit my parents and me in Maryland. Either way, I knew that when I got to see Grandmama, and she would make salmon croquettes. This is one of my favorite dishes, especially if you're in the mood for a comfort food, but you're short on time.
Ingredients (makes about 5 croquettes)
2 5oz. cans of canned salmon Arielle Tip: the first time I made this, I didn't know that they sold canned salmon with the bones and skin inside. I know it's supposed to have all of these protein and Omega-3 benefits, but I'm not down with it. I bought Chicken of the Sea Pink Salmon-boneless, skinless.
2 tablespoons of chopped green onions
1/4 cup of bread crumbs
In a bowl, beat the egg, then add the canned salmon, green onions and bread crumbs. It's okay to get a little messy and really work the mixture with your hands. Form the mixture into patties, then add some more bread crumbs to the outside of the patty.
My grandmama adds about six Ritz crackers to this mixture. Unfortunately, I went on a Laughing Cow cheese eating binge a few days before I made these so I did not have a crackers. I was fine without them but they probably would've helped hold the patties together more.
In a medium skillet, heat some vegetable oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the patties. Fry the patties until they're golden brown. That should take about 2 min on each side.
Once the patties are cooked, add them to a paper towel covered platter and enjoy!