I guess the term “pattie” came from the way you pat these things into their cute little disc shapes?
You can call them salmon cakes, too, if you want. And I think the term croquette is applicable, also. But they were salmon patties when my mom made them, so patties they’ll be for me.
These are so yummy and fun and different….and….our kiddos love them! Serve them with your favorite variety of potatoes, a veggie, and some corn bread and you’ll be famous instantly!!
- 3 packages pink salmon (boneless, skinless)
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion (yellow or white)
- 2 minced garlic cloves (or more if you like)
- 1 egg
- juice of half a lemon
- 20 crushed plain saltine crackers OR about 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
- pinch of salt
- dash of black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning (use Lawry’s seasoned salt if you don’t have this)
What to do:
- Dump salmon into mixing bowl.
- Crush 20 saltine crackers directly into bowl of salmon.
- Add the egg, lemon juice, the mayo, the onion, and the garlic.
- Add seasonings.
- Mix with your hands. Form a ball that will fit easily into a cupped hand and then flatten. Place in pan of hot grease. Repeat.
- Fry on medium high heat til dark golden brown on both sides.
Serve with lemon wedges.
Oh, and ketchup!
Missing my mom,