Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fishy

I love Salmon patties and so does my husband (except for the smell; he always seems to disappear when I am cooking them). Salmon patties have become a regular meal for us because they are unbelievably inexpensive, but you feel like you're eating a delicious meal at a restaurant on the coast. Well, I might have exaggerated just a little, but not on the delicious part.
Just make sure you keep the windows open when you're cooking them so your house doesn't smell like on of those fish markets on the coast!

I serve the patties with green-chile, jalapeno rice and black beans. So good!


Salmon Patties

Ingredients:
-1 can of Salmon
-Chopped Cilantro (a palm full)
-1 red onion finely diced
-1/2 cup Japanese panko bread crumbs & 1/4 cup for coating
-salt and pepper, to taste
-1 egg
-butter, 1 tbsp for cooking & 2 tbsp melted to finish

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees. Mix in a medium bowl Salmon with bones removed, cilantro, onion, egg, bread crumbs, and salt and pepper. Heat a non-stick, oven proof skillet to medium heat with a tablespoon of butter. Put a dusting of bread crumbs on a plate. Begin to form patties; should make 8-9 medium sized. You may also make these ahead of time, cover and chill up to overnight.
As each patty is formed coat each side with more bread crumbs and place in pan. Cook on both sides for 3-4 minutes. Place in oven for 15 minutes of additional cooking time. Pour melted butter over all of the finished patties directly out of oven. So good; my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Dill Sauce

Ingredients:
-1/2 cup sour cream
-1 tbsp Dijon mustard
-2 dashes of hot sauce
-1/2 tsp of dill
-1 tsp of sugar

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together and serve in a bowl for dipping Salmon patties.


This is where it all starts.

This can of Salmon holds great power.



To a medium bowl add all the ingredients that goes into this patty.


Then add the egg.


This is important.....us Panko bread crumbs. They can be found in the Asian aisle.


Add your bread crumbs.



Mix till it's all incorporated well.


Begin to form your patty.

Step 1: Grab a palm-full of the mixture.


Step 2: Form in a ball.


Step 3: Flatten to form a disc shape.


Voila!


Simms got in on the action too.

Pretty good, right?

I wouldn't recommend eating his though.



Next, coat lightly with bread crumbs.


Do both sides.


These are gonna be good!


Especially cooked in butter!


Place each patty in the hot pan.


Cook at least 3 minutes or until golden brown.


Then flip.

Let them cook now another 3 minutes or so.

Now pop in the hot oven.


After some intoxicating time in the oven.

Top with butter!

Oh yea!


Finish with a dollop of the Dill Sauce on each patty.


Dig in! Don't wait any longer. You deserve it!

Well, unless your son says you haven't prayed for dinner yet.

Then say really quickly.....God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food!

Amen!


2 comments:

Sarah C said...

I wanted to try your recipe because I've never used canned salmon before. I used Italian bread crumbs because that's what I had on hand, and it tasted delicious. The only problem was my patties weren't sticking together well. Any suggestions?

Megan said...

It may have had something to with the type of bread crumbs used. I think, in my past experience Italian bread crumbs have made the pattis too dry so you could use less or try the Panko bread crumbs. The key is finding the balance between not too dry or not too wet. Try this & then let me know how it turns out. Thanks for reading Sarah.