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 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!
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