Monday’s Money Saving Recipe – Salmon Patties

This recipe was a childhood favorite of mine – still is – my husband loves them and now my son loves them! What I love most about them is that the ingredients are always something I have on hand (except buttermilk – but at the end I’ll tell you how to make your own buttermilk!) Also, you can buy canned salmon that already has the bones removed. It costs a little bit more, but for me, totally worth it because I don’t have to deal with the bones! Sometimes, the “no bones” kind comes in smaller cans – just use two.

Salmon Patties

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour & extra for coating
  • 2 Tbsp buttermilk*
  • 1 can salmon, drained
  • oil

Remove bones from salmon. Put in mixing bowl and break up with fork. Season with salt, pepper and garlic salt. Mix in buttermilk and 1/2 cup flour. Form into patties and coat with extra flour.
Fry in skillet of hot oil (just enough oil to coat the bottom of the skillet) til brown. Flip and fry other side until brown.

*Make your own buttermilk

I hate buying buttermilk because it always goes to waste. I only use it to make salmon patties and biscuits and I don’t use that much even for those recipes. Here’s a way to make buttermilk when a recipe calls for it:

add 1 Tbsp lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk.  let sit for a few minutes.  stir and use!

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