One of Vince’s friends on Facebook loves to cook and she’s always posting recipe links . . you know how those of us who love to cook want everyone else to love to cook . . and love to cook the same things we cook! A few months back, she made salmon patties and Vince sent me the recipe.
My mom . . if you’re reading this, I’m not being critical . . really . . but mom used to make salmon patties using canned salmon. First, as a kid, I did not like salmon and I did not like salmon patties. Second . . those weird round bones were in the patties and I would sometimes eat them and sometimes spit them out. That’s probably why I have so much trouble with kidney stones . . salmon bones when I was a kid!
I’m not sure I’ve ever made salmon patties and I never intended to make them, but being the amazing wife that I
am want Vince to think I am, I looked at the recipe and since it was made with fresh or frozen salmon, instead of canned salmon with weird bones, I figured I would try it. Obviously, getting fresh salmon in the middle of Texas isn’t as easy as getting a nice ribeye, so I used frozen salmon.
I would have been happy to stop right there . . with pan fried salmon, but, for my husband, I continued with the recipe.
It seemed like a heck of a lot of celery but I figured I’d follow the recipe.
I guess I was thinking they would cook down to not so much, but they didn’t.
It makes a lot. She says it serves 15. I doubt that . . if you’re serving it for a meal. Or, maybe that’s how much skinny people eat. You can see that the patties are not huge. Vince at 3, I ate 2 and that was about half of the mix. I’ll make the rest tonight.
Here are the things I did differently, and you’ll see that by the time I got done, mine probably weren’t nearly so skinny, but you can also see that we had a fairly healthy meal that night with coleslaw and raw veggies.
- Salmon pieces were sauteed in butter.
- One whole egg was used instead of 3 egg whites.
- Use less Old Bay. It was a bit overpowering.
- The seemed like they needed a little something extra so I added the juice of one lemon.
- Patties were dredged in flour and fried in olive oil.
Next time, I will:
- Do all of the above.
- Maybe use half as much celery.
Would I make the recipe again? Probably, with the changes I made. Vince seemed to like it. Maybe I’m just not much into salmon patties. It wasn’t something I’d request or order off a menu but they were pretty good.
What’s really weird is . . I have a can of salmon in my pantry. I don’t even know why I bought it or how long I’ve had it. Maybe I bought it just to see if those weird bones are still in the cans. Can you tell that the bones really made a big impression (in a bad way) on me as a child?