These salmon patties are savory and delicious. Crusty outside. Moist inside. Easy to make with a few simple ingredients.
My dear aunt likes to make them for breakfast. I was hooked after the first bite and asked for the recipe.
She gladly taught me how to make them and agreed to be a “guest star” in the recipe video.
Her hands are shown helping me make the recipe.
Rheumatoid arthritis has disfigured my aunt’s fingers (and toes).
Many of viewers on Facebook made positive comments about her courage, determination, strength and cooking skills.
Make sure the label indicates that the salmon you’re buying is either Alaskan pink salmon, sockeye, or red salmon. All of those terms indicate that your salmon is the wild stuff from North American waters. The Alaskan salmon fishery is one of the most well-managed, safe, and sustainable fisheries in the world, so as long as your salmon is wild-caught, it’s almost always an ethical choice. Source: Goodhousekeeping.org
The skinless/boneless Pink Salmon distributed by Icicle Seafoods is our preferred brand because it tastes great.
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According to Berkeley Wellness, almost all canned salmon is wild caught, but not all of it is wild caught. Carefully read the label before buying. Avoid salmon that was shipped overseas for processing. If “product of Thailand” or another foreign country is written on the label of a can of salmon, that means the fish was caught in the U.S., shipped across the world, processed, and shipped back to the states for sale. Why? Cheaper labor. A mighty long way for food to travel.
Oh yeah, check out my delicious Salmon Croquettes.
How To Read & Follow A Recipe
Reading a recipe is an important life skill. It starts with knowing how to read a recipe’s ingredients, follow the instructions, prep ingredients, and knowing what equipment to use.
The following tips and strategies will help beginners or experienced cooks create a delicious dish as intended in the recipe.
Start with clean hands and organized kitchen. Wash hands thoroughly. Make sure kitchen and countertops are clean before making a recipe.
Create a relaxing environment. Play favorite music while in the kitchen. I love listening to classical or gospel music.
Read the recipe. Don’t just quickly skim it. Thoroughly read from start to finish. Visualize doing each step which will help you avoid missing a step.
If you see ingredient that you and your family don’t use for whatever reason, use a substitutions or omit the ingredient.
My recipes are packed with helpful tips like shortcuts and serving sizes which save time time and help with meal planning.
Pay attention to the order in which ingredients are prepped. For example, 1 cup of chopped pecans is not the same as pecans, chopped (measure whole pecans and then chop).
Know the assumptions. For example, when my recipe calls for “sugar,” use granulated sugar. If brown sugar is an ingredient, it will be written as such in the recipe.
Figure out the timing. Check the listed “prep time” and “total time” to be sure you have enough time to complete the recipe.
Look for hints, such as the words “meanwhile” or “at the same time,” which indicate two or more steps can happen simultaneously.
For example, my prep time doesn’t include bringing cold butter up to room temperature. Be sure to include in your timetable.
Watch Recipe Videos. If you’re a visual learner (like me), watch recipe videos. Perfect for when you’re learning a new skill or just want to see how a recipe is made.
Mise en place is a super time saver. This French cooking term translates as “putting in place.” It means prepping/measuring ingredients and chopping food before you start cooking. It’s the perfect way to get organized and avoid missing an ingredient or missing a step in the instructions.
Organize your tools and kitchen equipment. Mise en place isn’t just for ingredients. Before starting, make sure you have parchment paper, aluminum foil, measuring cups, measuring spoons, the right pans, mixing bowls, and other equipment.
Make notes in your recipe. Note any special prep instructions and highlight cooking times. Make note of ingredients omitted, favorite substitutions and creative twists. The notes will be very helpful the next time you make this recipe.