Growing up my mother made the best salmon croquettes, so when my daughter requested them for dinner this week, I happily obliged. While I don’t have Mother’s recipe, she did a pinch of this and a dash of that; I do have Mother Jane’s Prescription for Hunger by Jane Justin. Written in 1968, it is filled with great recipes, including salmon croquettes. If you find a copy of Jane’s book at an estate sale, snap up a copy.
- 1 can salmon
- 1/2 cup crackers, crushed saltine or ritz crackers work fine
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Drain and mash the salmon in a bowl.
- Blend in cracker crumbs, salt, egg, parsley, onion and worcestershire sauce.
- Mix well and form into four patties.
- Place panko crumbs on a plate and press both sides of the patties gently into the crumbs. Handle carefully as patties tend to fall apart.
- Place the finished patties on a clean plate and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to make them easier to transfer to the frying pan.
- Add olive oil to frying pan and heat to medium heat.
- Fry patties until brown about 6-7 minutes per side.