"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born - it's an idea, a state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, high school football, country music, and acoustic guitars. It's being hospitable, being devoted to front porches, magnolias, the good Lord, and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way."


Salmon Patties

I'm not sure if salmon patties are a Southern thang or not. We had them often growing up, and I LOVE them. They're a comfort food for me.

I hadn't made them in forever, and yesterday when I was reading my friend April's blog,
Straight from the Heart, I saw that she had posted about them. I went out today and bought all the fixings I needed, and tonight, we are having salmon patties for dinner! In fact, I'm having the exact meal April posted.

So check it out, and if you have never had salmon patties - give them a try!

1. You need one can of Pink Salmon.
2. Dump the entire can into a mixing bowl and remove the scales (that's just what I prefer).
3. Add one egg to the salmon and mix well.
4. To that mixture, add about 10-15 crushed saltine crackers; mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5. Form the mixture into about 6 hamburger size patties. Add a small amount of cooking oil to a frying pan (I use Canola oil) and fry the patties on each side until golden brown.

Note from Cyndy: My kids love these too. I use olive oil, and I don't take out the scales/bones/any of that stuff. They're actually soft cartilage and once it's all mixed in, you don't taste or feel them, and they're very healthy. But I know they creep a lot of people out! =D

1 comment:

  1. I saw this yesterday too and thought it seemed like too much work to remove the scales. I have eaten it right out of the can before. I am going to try this. My mom use to make them but I wasn't crazy about salmon at the time. Is that a large can? I think I have smaller ones from Costco.


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