Do you remember salmon patties and creamed peas from your childhood? Actually I don’t. I don’t think we ever had salmon patties but almost everyone I know remembers them. And not necessarily fondly. I decided I wanted to give salmon patties a try. Minus the creamed peas. Corn on the cob instead.
1 1/2-2 pounds salmon; fresh is best (skin removed, bones removed)
1/2 red or yellow bell pepper diced
3/4 cup panko crumbs
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 T soy sauce
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp salt
Pulse the salmon in your food processor. If you don’t have a food processor cut into a small dice.
Add the remaining ingredients to the salmon and and gently combine. Don’t over mix. Form into patties or burgers. Lightly oil a heavy skillet. I used my cast iron. Heat the skillet over medium heat and cook 5 minutes per side.
Serve on a bun with lettuce, tomato, mayo, a nice slice of onion. Or with no bun and sides of your choice like corn on the cob, red skin potatoes, left over Mac and cheese or creamed peas.
If I had had these salmon patties as a kid I think I would remember them fondly.