This recipe might have a fancy name in cookbooks or other parts of the country. But, in southern Oklahoma where I grew up -- it's simply called: Salmon Patties.
In our house, they were usually served with fried potatoes and either peas or red beans -- and, of course, cornbread. Salmon Patties aren't terribly bad for you -- heck, they have salmon in them, which is loaded with all those good fish oils -- but, they are fried and according to everything your read now -- frying is bad. But, they are so so good.
Here's how I make them:
- 1 large can (or two small cans) of skinless/boneless salmon
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
In a bowl, stir together salmon, eggs, onion and salt/pepper just until blended (try to leave as many large chunks of fish as possible). Add bread crumbs to the mixture, being careful not to overmix and break up the chunks of salmon. Heat 2-3 tablespoons of cooking oil (or olive oil if you prefer) in a large skillet and drop salmon/bread crumb mixture by large spoon into the hot oil. Fry only 3 patties at a time - cooking approx 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
I served these Salmon Patties with green peas (with mushrooms and a little garlic) and some sliced watermelon.
Healthy or not -- it was delicious !!