In this article, we are going to discuss how to make old fashioned salmon patties with crackers
These Classic Salmon Patties are a kid-friendly weeknight entrée for busy families who need to get dinner on the table as soon as possible. Before pan frying, combine eggs, cracker crumbs, and milk with canned salmon to make a delicious patty.
CLASSIC SALMON PATTIES RECIPE
Our mom used to make salmon patties on a regular basis when we were kids, particularly on Fridays during Lent.
They’re one of those meals that bring back fond memories for us, and we’re hoping they’ll do the same for our children. Our mom would work hard to remove all of the bones from the canned salmon before mixing the eggs, seasonings, and cracker crumbs into the salmon with her hands.
Our mom always removed the cracker crumbs from the patties, relying instead on the eggs as a binder.
Who’d have guessed she was ahead of the curve, serving us “low-carb” salmon patties? These salmon patties are also available in a low-carb version.
These Classic Salmon Patties, adapted from a recipe in the Pot O’Gold Cookbook published by the St. Patrick Altar Society in Imogene, Iowa, are a hit with Barbara’s daughters.
HOW DO YOU MAKE CRACKER SALMON PATTIES IN THE OLD STYLE:
1.Remove the bones from the salmon and drain it.
2.Using two forks, shred the meat.
3.In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the beaten eggs and milk.
4. Kindly stir the milk mixture into the salmon mixture.
5.Crush the crackers until they are a perfect crumb.
6.Combine the crackers, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl.
7.In a broad skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
8.Shape the patties and position them in the skillet.
9.Heat until a golden brown crust forms on one side; flip and repeat on the other.
10.Serve on a bun or with ketchup on the side.
HOW DO I PREVENT MY SALMON PATTIES FROM FRAGMENTING?
It’s best to use a binding ingredient like beaten egg, cracker crumbs, or bread crumbs to hold your salmon cakes together. Both eggs and cracker crumbs are used in this recipe for pan-fried salmon patties. Any kind of cracker crumb will work, and we frequently use Ritz crackers to make salmon patties.
Another good trick for keeping canned salmon patties from falling apart when frying in butter is to just turn them once and avoid playing with them during the browning process.
WHAT ARE SOME IDEAS FOR SALMON CAKES?
Creamed Peas, Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes, Grandma’s Deviled Eggs, Sweet and Simple Coleslaw, Crispy Fried Potatoes, Fried Cabbage with Bacon, or Buttermilk Mac and Cheese are some of our favorite cold and hot retro side dishes to serve with canned salmon cakes.
WHAT ARE SOME RECIPES FOR CANNED SALMON?
We use canned salmon for a lot more than salmon patties. Try these low-carb Salmon Patties, Salmon Casserole, or Salmon Quiche.
NOTES ON THE RECIPE FOR CLASSIC SALMON PATTIES
You can use some kind of cracker that you have on hand. They help shape the salmon patties by acting as a binder. We sometimes use Ritz crackers to make salmon patties.
This recipe yields six large salmon patties.
If the mixture for the old fashioned salmon patties is too wet, add a few more cracker crumbs. If it’s too dry, a splash of milk or salmon juice will help (that was drained off).
Barbara replaced the shortening in the original recipe with olive oil or butter, and she fries her salmon patties with a mixture of the two.
Serve them with lettuce and tomato on a bun or plain with ketchup on the side. The latter is preferred by Barbara’s daughters.
Salmon in a can is a perfect pantry staple. We usually have one or two cans in the pantry.
FISH RECIPES THAT ARE EASY TO MAKE
In our home, we try to serve seafood at least once a week, but since we live in the Midwest, we have to rely heavily on frozen and canned choices. Here are some of our favorite fish recipes.
Recipe for Low-Carb Salmon Patties
Coneys with Tuna Salad
Easy Baked Tilapia
Mom’s Tuna Casserole
Recipes for the Best Fish (Recipe Roundup)
Salmon Patties Made With Crackers
This is how to make salmon patties with crackers just like my mom made! Course Main Course Cuisine American Keyword How To Make Salmon Patties With Crackers Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 25 minutes Servings 4 Calories 425 kcal
- 1 15 oz can pink salmon
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup onion diced
- 25 saltine crackers crushed
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Open the can of salmon and drain really well. You can remove the skin and bones if you like but Mom never did and I don’t either.
- In a bowl mix the salmon, egg, onions, and cracker crumbs. Be sure you mix really well. The finer the mixture the less likely your patties will fall apart when cooking.
- Form 6 patties.
- In a frying pan, heat the oil and butter until the butter is melted.
- On medium heat, fry the patties 5 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
- You may need to add more oil and butter.
How to Store and Reheat Salmon Patties
Salmon patties can be kept in the fridge and they freeze fairly well too.
To Store In The Fridge: If you want to make your patties ahead you can keep them uncooked and refrigerated for up to 1 day. Individually wrap each patty and store it in an airtight container.