What do you do when you have a can of salmon?And just spent a long time drooling over this recipe for potatoes au gratin?
You call Mom up to ask her for the recipe to those salmon patties she made all those years ago and microwave up some Hungry Jack Au Gratin Potatoes because you're starving and have no time to lose!!!
Worth the 20 minute wait (for the potatoes-- the fish takes but a moment).
a small (my can was 7.5 oz) can of salmon (boneless, skinless)
1/3 cp crumbs* (cracker or bread)
1 T onion flakes
1 T parsley
1 T lemon juice (funny-- all I had was lemon extract, so I used a little of that mixed with water and it made it sort of lemony sweet, but did not detract from the overall experience even though it's totally not the same as lemon juice.)
salt and pepper to taste (I forgot to put this in and it still tasted great)
mix all ingredients in a bowl and shape into patties of desired size (I made about 4 of the size you see)
in shallow frying pan heat a bit of oil and fry patties until evenly browned on both sides
drain on paper towel
eat with lemon juice or tartar sauce (or plain like I did!)
*some people like it crunchier. If you do, put crumbs on the outside of the patty too so it’s like its breaded