Salmon Croquettes

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 6
Salmon Croquettes

Drain the salmon, then flake it into a bowl. Add the egg; mix well. Set aside.


Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic and celery and cook until soft, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the vegetables to the salmon and egg mixture. Season with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate, covered, until the mixture is firm, at least 2 hours.


To make patties, shape about 1/2 cup of the mixture into ovals. Coat the patties thoroughly on both sides with the cornmeal.


Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the cakes, a few at a time, until golden brown on one side, about 5 minutes. Carefully turn them and brown the other side, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the patties from the pan and place on paper towels to drain.

My mother makes this simple recipe as her mother did before her. It can be made just as easily with crab meat. Serve with a wedge of lemon, tartar sauce, ketchup or the sauce of your choice.

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