Recipe of the Week: Salmon Croquettes

The following recipe for Salmon Croquettes is from SurvivalBlog reader Mrs. Alaska.

It can be made with salmon or any other canned (or fresh) fish.

The versatile recipe below can be made completely with long-storage foods — or with fresh ingredients.  The patties or croquettes can be deep fried, pan fried, or oven baked, and served as appetizers or entrees.

  • 1 can of salmon, oysters, clams, or tuna / or about 6 oz fresh

(use the oil, too.  If the fish is canned in water, measure and use it to reconstitute the onions)

  • ¼ cup dried onions, reconstituted / or ½ of a small onion
  • 5 TBS dry egg + 5 TBS water (or fish water) + 2-3 TBS cooking oil / or 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup of flour OR bread crumbs OR cornmeal.  (I like a combination that totals 1 cup)
  • Add any desired fresh or dried herbs, such as finely chopped garlic, chives, cilantro, parsley, or celery, and any spices, such as cayenne or curry.
  1. Combine lightly.  (If too dry, add some oil or mayonnaise.  If too wet, add more flour or bread crumbs or corn meal)
  2. Shape into balls or patties.
  3. Chill until firm so they won’t fall apart when turned in the pan.  (The raw croquettes freeze well for cooking later)
  4. For pan fried appetizer size croquettes, I heat half an inch of oil over medium heat and then fry the food for 2 minutes per side.  For different sized patties or for deep frying or oven baking, time and temperature will vary.

Mr.s Alaska says: “This recipe makes 14 appetizer-size croquettes or 4 entrée sized patties. They can be served alone, on buns, or as a topping for a salad.  These are great with your favorite dip or sauce.  I usually offer soy sauce, salsa, and aiolis (mayonnaise like dips) flavored with garlic or lemon.”

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