Salmon / Fish Croquettes or Patties…

Salmon-PattiesAs a child the treat of the year was when my parents would splurge and buy a can of salmon. In my life salmon was expensive and not something that you ever had very much of, canned only and fresh never ever in my life, until I was an adult…

Then I came to Russia and found salmon as an everyday, dirt cheap and plentiful food item. I mean they have salmon in every store and they even sell it on the side of the road. Most of the time it is smoked and salted and Sveta just loves her salmon. I have had to acquire a taste for it as I never had it except in one form as I grew up and even as I got older. Salmon to me was destined to be a croquette…

Then I decided to take fresh salmon as the canned variety is unheard of in Russia and cooked it down, pulled the bones and ground it up. I used the recipe below and Sveta went crazy and over ate on salmon patties. So I am including this recipe in the bunch I have because Sveta loved them so much and she had never had salmon done that way before. It made me smile as I watched her munch and munch…

Lets make Salmon Patties…

For salmon mix:
500 g – ground salmon
2 slices – shredded black bread
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
2 eggs
fry oil for skillet
salt, pepper – to taste

Lets Make:
If salmon is not ground up yet, shred the fish (salmon in this case) in a food processor. Or as I do, just by hand…

Add shredded bread, then add eggs and milk, season to taste with salt and pepper and hand mix until blended well…

I let sit for 10 minutes to allow the flavors and moisture to mix…

While the mix sits a few minutes; Oil skillet and bring to medium heat. Form a patty of your size and choice of the mix and carefully lay into the hot grease. Remember carefully – you need to sear the patty and not soak up all the oil. Hence hot grease and burned fingers go together…

Fry until both sides are golden delicious brown…

Try these with any fish and you would have it the Russian way. Try it with salmon and you have it the American way…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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