Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Okay now, we've all heard how we need to increase our intake of Omega-3's and one of the best ways for us to do this is by eating salmon. But I know there are a lot of people who don't like the strong flavor of salmon, my husband and sisters fall into this category. But here in the Ozarks, Salmon Patties are one of the more favorable ways to eat this heart healthy fish.

I usually serve my patties with a variety of crackers and cheeses, pickles, olives and a salad. But you can serve them many different ways, such as with tarter sauce on bread for a delish sandwich. My kids always enjoyed the nights that we had salmon for supper. I think they viewed it as a party type meal. I know I always did when I was a kid. It wasn't just any 'ol meal that it was okay to eat everything with your fingers.

I do fix my salmon patties a little differently than I use to. I'm much more health conscious now days. I use to put crushed soda crackers in my recipe but a few years back I was watching my carbs and I decided that I could still have salmon patties if I used oats instead of crackers. This would cut down on the salt and add fiber. And they say we don't get enough fiber so anything you do to increase your uptake is a good thing. And you know I reckon those were about the best salmon patties I'd ever tasted.

Now if you are one of those people who does not like the strong taste of salmon take heart and help your heart by giving these salmon patties a try. I think you'll like them. And please let me know, I would appreciate your feed back.

Another good thing about salmon patties, they are very easy to make and very economical. And that is a good thing in today's world.


I always use canned salmon but I have read some recipes where you cook a salmon fillet and use it this way. But why go to all that trouble not to mention the expense. Also I always make sure the can says "wild caught", this is suppose to be the best kind of salmon for you.


1 - 14 ounce can of salmon, drained

1/2 cup oats, it doesn't matter what type of oats you use

3/4 cup chopped onions, don't chop too finely

3 large eggs

1/2 cup chopped celery

3/4 teaspoon salt

pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons oil, canola oil is a good healthy oil


1) In medium bowl, combine salmon, oats, onion, celery, eggs, salt and pepper.

2) Using hands, mix all ingredients. You will need to work this well to get eggs and oats mixed in with other ingredients. Don't be afraid to get in there.

3) Shape mixture into balls about golf ball size and flatten out on wax paper like a hamburger pattie, kinda like a dinky pattie.

There's a town not far from Branson, Reed's Spring, and there use to be a hamburger place that served dinky burgers. They had dinky dogs and dinky fries. It was so funny. And so good.

4) Heat oil in a medium size skillet, and place 4-5 patties in the hot oil. Don't over crowd so they will fry better. Get a good brown on them before flipping them rascals over.

5) Remove to paper lined plate to drain excess oil. You will need to add another tablespoon of oil to the skillet before frying more patties.

This recipe makes about 15 patties.

I know you're gonna like 'em, just give 'em a try!


It is what you learn after you know it all that counts


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