This Saturday I was in the mood for some good old-fashioned Salmon Croquettes, and I decided to whip some up. I can’t believe that I hated these as a kid. There’s something about biting into the crispy patties and the pairing of buttery rice (NO sugar – yuck) and all seems right in the world.
Quick note: You can scroll down to the bottom for the full recipe.
I think that the main reason that I love salmon croquettes, biscuits, and rice so much is that it reminds me of my childhood and the lack of responsibility that I really had. We usually had ours on a Saturday morning, with enough made to have for Sunday morning breakfast before church.
Shout out to Mor Mor for instilling these things in my head, even if it was subconsciously. Apparently, we weren’t full on fans of them when we were younger, but there is something about going back to something familiar from your childhood, and for me, that’s salmon croquettes and rice on a Saturday or Sunday morning.
Do you know how to make salmon croquettes?
There are no measurements for this recipe, but I will do my best to share how we make them in our Houseful.
Salmon Croquettes RecipeHere is a super simple and easy salmon croquettes recipe. Enjoy!
– I can of Salmon (I used two cans – I have six people in my house, but for three or four people, one can of salmon should be fine) – red salmon is incredibly expensive, but has better flavor. Pink salmon is fine as well.
– One egg per can
– One Medium Onion
– Garlic Powder
– S & P to taste (the salmon may already be salted, so be aware)
– Your preferred cooking oil
Drain salmon and empty into a
Add enough cornmeal to soak up any extra liquid in the bowl. This step is important! Do it BEFORE adding the egg (since it’s a binder) Don’t add too much, or your cake will end up with a LOT of
Add one egg per can and mix together.
Add your chopped onion (or whatever vegetable you desire – celery and green pepper would work well here also)
Shape your salmon into patties.
Place each patty into a skillet with oil (I used vegetable) that only comes halfway to the patty. You need your oil to be well heated, so let it warm up while you are shaping your patties. That way, the patties won’t absorb any oil while sitting in it.
After two minutes, flip the patties over – admire the great golden crust that you have acquired. Make sure that you have some sort of plate or bowl lined with paper towel to collect the patties after they have finished frying. You can take a picture of them if you want. I did. They’re perfect.
Another one for good measure. Yum! We serve ours with rice. Just butter, salt, and pepper, please. NO SUGAR!
Have you ever made salmon croquettes? Share with me what you do to make yours special.
Easy Salmon Croquettes
- Salmon (I used two cans – I have six people in my house, but for three or four, one can should be fine)
- One egg per can
- One Medium Onion
- Garlic Powder
- S & P to taste (the salmon may already be salted, so be aware)
- Begin heating oil in your skillet.
- Drain salmon and empty into large mixing bowl. Flake the salmon accordingly.
- Add your garlic powder, S&P to taste.
- Add enough cornmeal to soak up any extra liquid in the bowl. Don’t add too much, or your cake will end up with a LOT of breading.
- Place each patty into your skillet.
- Flip them over after two minutes.
- Let cook for an additional two minutes.
- Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to collect the oil after frying.
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Monday 21st of October 2019
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Sunday 3rd of June 2018
Yummy croquettes! I served them with grits and chipotle mayo. Perfect for a Sunday morning breakfast. I look forward to making them again. Simple yet delicious recipe!
Monday 4th of June 2018
Thank you for coming back to let me know you made them! This makes me feel so good, and chipotle mayo you say? Share more!!!
Saturday 6th of January 2018
I make mine with bread crumbs, still a great recipe with grits any time of the day.
Friday 12th of May 2017
I've never had salmon croquettes but these look delicious! I'll have to try this recipe, hope I don't destroy them haha
Friday 5th of May 2017
OMG I LOVED Salmon Croquettes when I was younger, I dont eat them a lot now because my husband is allergic. But I love eating mine with hot sauce and sometimes cheese and bread!! This post definitely make me want some!!