Easy Salmon Croquette Recipe

This Salmon Croquette Recipe, an African American and southern food favorite is simple and easy to prepare. Depending on your family history, salmon croquettes have several other names including salmon patties, salmon cakes and salmon patty.

The names may be slightly different but one thing remains the same they're delicious.

This entree is popular among southern families because canned salmon is inexpensive. You could find salmon croquettes on southern tables during breakfast and dinner meals.

Let me introduce you to a very quick and easy croquette recipe that uses the simplest of ingredient including canned salmon, onions, eggs, corn meal, and fresh ground pepper.

This is one of those recipe that you can find yourself eating anytime during the day. I've had this recipe for breakfast on a few occassions, but for the most part this is something I would eat for dinner.  

In my opinion this is an old school recipe, as such, this is not something my other family members eat becuase they have not acquired the taste like me.

Salmon Croquette Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounce) pink or red salmon
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter or extra virgin olive oil

Cookware and Utensils:

  • medium skillet
  • measuring cup
  • medium mixing bowl

Recipe Instructions:

  1. As always, the key to great cooking is to be prepared and to use quality ingredients.
  2. Drain juice from salmon. Pour salmon into a medium bowl and using a fork break salmon apart into small pieces.
  3. Add onions, beaten eggs, cornmeal, salt and pepper to taste, mix thoroughly. Shape the mixture evenly into four cakes or patties.
  4. Heat the butter or oil over medium heat in a medium skillet. Brown salmon croquette patties on both sides, 3-5 minutes on each side. Serve your salmon croquettes hot.

This recipe provided courtesy of http://www.soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com/

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