Thursday, October 18, 2007

In the Vintage Kitchen: Salmon Patties

Getting that Omega-3 in the old-fashioned way . . .


Unknown said...

These were a common meal in our house growing up :) We'd have them about once a fortnight or so and there were rarely any leftovers!

Anonymous said...

My, that is vintage cooking! I grew up with salmon patties, too. I think I remember liking them... but I'm not a fish eater today. I don't know if the patties have anything to do with that or not! LOL! Thanks for the memories.

Anonymous said...

Salmon patties were a common meal in our house. When the budget was tight my mom would substitue mackerel.

I've carried on the traditon of making salmon patties. My husband and kids love them.


Holly Woods said...

Good Morning Anna,
what a darling post!
I love salmon patties and often check a new cook book to see what recipe they offer for salmon patties! I love it that I could "click" and read your recipe.
GOLD STAR for today! thank you.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

They were one of my mom's "pantry" meals and I loved them.

I remember my Catholic friends having them for Friday night dinners back when that was their day not to eat meat. :)

Your recipe is interesting because it has potatoes in them. I must try that.

Hopewell said...

I feel like an antique! I still SERVE salmon patties--but updated with whole wheat bread crumbs and dijon mustard in the mix. My kids love 'em!

Polly said...

Thank you for the happy memory! My mother used to make these with some regularity, but she called them "salmon croquettes," which tended to elevate them to a higher level of elegance in the eyes of her two daughters.

Deidre said...

Yum! That speaks 'home' to me. We had these often growing up. I had forgotten about them. Thanks!

Rachel said...

hm, I seem to be the only one with bad memories of these... but perhaps it's because my mother left the bones in AND made us eat them.(Extra calcium, you know) :) There's just something a little odd about the crunch.

Anonymous said...

We have salmon patties on the weeks fillet is not on sale. We LOVE the bones, though I mash them during preparation. My mom's vintage recipe reads 'pick out the black' which always makes me smile, being her more charming and Southern way of saying 'take out the skin'.

deb meyers

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who still makes these! Deb, we called them croquettes, too, and sometimes made them out of leftover minced chicken.

I tried substituting mackeral once, as a new bride, but was quickly told never to do that again (!)

Kelly said...

We had salmon patties,too. But I prefer to make crustless "salmon pie" because I don't like frying things.

Jen said...

My mom made these when I was growing up. I loved them. I finally got the recipe from her a year or two ago. Now I'm craving them.

Anonymous said...

I have a unique recipe I created that is scrumptious with canned salmon. But I really don't need any elegant names for them, because I think "salmon cakes" are just plain good! Does your family like cilantro? You could leave it out if necessary, but I believe it makes for delectation to the upteeneth degree.
I truly just throw it all together when I'm preparing these so the measurements are not exact:(howbeit close)
1 can of salmon
1/2 c mayonaise
2 T minced onion
1 egg
1 T flour, or a little more
if necessary
1/2 c yellow corn, canned or
1-2 T fresh cilantro
I mix them with my hands( is there any other way?) shape into patties and fry them in a skillet with a little olive oil. ENJOY!

Just a bit of warning. Any visitors for the remainder of the evening will know what you had for supper; there is no hiding the fact!

Carrie Garvin said...

I love salmon patties. We make them every couple of months. Yummy!

Alicia said...

I have been a reader of your blog for a long time but have never posted. Your salmon patties post pushed me over into doing so.
I grew up with salmon patties too so I have been making them for my family for a while now.
However, we use a box of Jiffy corn bread mix (instead of bread crumbs or potato, and some chopped onion and celery in the patty. I think everything else is the same. Perfect portion size can be done with a large Pamperd Chef scoop (muffin size) and then flattening with a spatula once the bottom starts to cook up.
Anyway...just had to comment!
Love your blog by the way! I live in Central California and am amazed that two people I know read your blog too and I did not tell them about it!
It is lovely.

Mackenzie said...

Oh, I just love those! My grandmother makes those, and now my mom has started...I guess I'll have to learn so I can carry on the tradition!!

Promise Christian Academy said...

My 78 year old neighbor makes salmon cakes atleast once a week... we always enjoy her leftovers! She sends the ones that her and her husband can't eat for lunch over to my house, still warm! Yummy! She uses can salmon and showed me how to do them once, but as long as she makes them once a week, there is no need for me to try! She also has a 100 year old tea cookie recipe that we are going to do together soon.
Hilda Rebecca

Anonymous said...

I grew up eating salmon patties on a regular basis and love them! I wish my family liked them, as they are cheap and so tasty!

Rmomof3 said...

I had to laugh when I saw this post - not b/c of what you wrote, but b/c as a newly wed years ago - I endeavored to make salmon patties from scratch (WITHOUT A RECIPE). It was the only thing my beloved ever sputtered and gagged on and refused to eat! Perhaps if I made your recipe I would REDEEM myself! Then again, I would probably be lucky to get him to even put it in his mouth! LOL!
Sweet blessings!

Lois E. Lane said...

Oh my -- I think I have that cookbook!

Tony said...

Pulled up this post from searching Google for Salmon patties. Glad to know folks besides myself still enjoy them. One of your posters was right, people will surely know what you had for dinner....but that's ok! Here's a question...what should I serve with them? Usually it's just mac-n-cheese, but does get boring sometimes....

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