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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mom's Salmon Patties

When I was a child, I always loved it when my mom made us salmon patties for supper.   I was making them for our lunch  today and decided to share her recipe with everyone!   I have never done a "food" post so please bear with me!
I always make a double recipe so we have extra...they freeze beautifully.

2 cans of salmon ( I remove the skin and bones)
10 crushed saltine crackers
1 heaping tablespoon of cornmeal
1 large egg (beaten)
2 tablespoons of mayo
fresh dill to taste (chopped)

I always have a dill plant in the kitchen...we use it in lots of things!

I put enough oil in the skillet to come half way up the salmon patties...and cook them on a medium heat til they are brown.
This recipe makes about 12 medium salmon patties.

use a splatter screen...salmon patties really like to pop grease!
Now for the sauce.....As a kid, I didn't like tarter sauce, so mom always made me her special sauce.    McDonalds big mac sauce taste suspiciously like my mothers...LOL!    It's about 2 tablespoons of mayo with about 2 teaspoons of ketchup added to it!
H likes tarter sauce (and so do I , now)    so I always make two kinds of sauce.  I have a simple recipe of about 1 tablespoon of mayo to a small diced pickle, and diced fresh dill to taste.  The picture reflects 3 tablespoons of mayo and 3 small pickles.  I sometimes add diced green onions, parsley,  or chives
I am not trying to promote any cooking products, I am just showing you the products that I like to use.  I like the snack'mm pickle the best...I don't think they are as strong as some other brands.

I had been seeing this potato on the internet and decided to make us one! 

Cut potatoes almost all the way thru....drizzle with some butter and olive oil...sprinkle with sea salt and pepper..425 for about 40 minutes.  Ours were not very big potatoes, so it could take longer.  

I really enjoyed doing a cooking post, who knows, maybe I'll do another one sometime!  Living in New Mexico, I have some great southwest recipes!

til next time...


  1. I love salmon patties and make them frequently. Mine are the same, but I've never used mayo. I think I'll try that next time, and that baked potato looks so good with it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. And I so enjoyed your post and will copy your recipe as it is different from what I do but similar - I add bisquick, this looks wonderful!

  3. Oh my mom made Salmon patties all the time and I do too. Only difference is we don't add the mayo. I will have to add that next time and give it a try. I love these, they are so good, and great leftovers too. Hugs, marty

  4. Thank you for sharing this recipe! My grandmother used to make me salmon patties and I bought some cans of salmon last week thinking I would try to find a recipe for them.

    I just stumbled across your blog today so I am off to explore some of your past posts.

  5. My mom used to make salmon patties when I was a kid, I don't think she's made them for years, I'll have to remind her. :)

    Visiting today from Fun Friday.

  6. My Mom made the best salmon patties. I don't have her recipe and my hubby loves them. I am going to save this to try later- Thanks, Penny- xo Diana

  7. My mom made salmon patties and eggplant patties...both with saltine crackers. I really like them. You recipe sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Looks and sounds delish! Love your two sauces recipes and using the fresh dill! I think this is a great meal for when I don't have any fresh meat on hand to use, but have the handy cans of salmon. Those potatoes look great too! This is a very nice meal!
    Thanks! Linda

  9. Everything looks so yummy!! My mom made salmon patties, too, so I'm naturally drawn to this recipe.


  10. Salmon patties were a favorite of mine growing up. My boys are not too crazy about them, so I do not make them as often as I would like. Your post has made me hungry for them!
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

  11. Hey Penny; Thank-You so very much for posting this, as I have been looking for a quick Recipe for Salmon Patties!!
    I am going to buy two cans of Salmon when I go shopping this weekend, and I am sharing your Recipe with my Beautiful Mama, as I am so sure that she will enjoy it!!
    PLEASE, PLEASE post some SouthWest Recipes, VERY soon!!! :-)

  12. I have always enjoyed salmon patties, though my recipe is different, but my favorite is a salmon puff. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!

  13. Oh my friend, you cook too! Your salmon patties look soo yummy and you have reminded me to make them..great! Thanks for sharing this récipe too. Thank you for the sweet visit. Enjoy your weekend.

  14. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

  15. thanks for sharing this recipe penny, that looks yummy!

    thanks for joining the FUN FRIDAY BLOG HOP!


  16. Hi Penny! I think your mom makes her patties and sauce very similar to the way I make mine Yeayyy!!! I love these! I could eat salmon every day! They do look delicious indeed! oh and Congratulations on your first food post!!! Hugs, Lizy. Came over to visit you this time via Dear Creatives.

  17. Hi Penny,Thanks for the recipe i will try it soon.I have missed hearing from you i love to visit with you.I don't know why i have not had any e-mail's from you in a while.
    Hugs Peggy

  18. This takes me back to the old days for sure. My mom and I used to make these. Its been a while. Thanks for reminding me and for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend.

  19. I grew up on these. Man, were they ever good!

  20. Hi, I never tried these before but they sure look yummy.

  21. I love salmon patties. And those potatoes look so yummy too. Thanks so much for linking this up on Homemade Ginger!


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