Foodie Friday – Salmon Croquets

We eat Salmon Croquets at least once a week.  We also love to have leftovers for lunches!  They are a great way to get some great nutrition into your family’s diet.  According to livestrong.com:

Pink salmon is a sufficient source of several nutrients your body needs to function well and maintain health. It is rich in calcium, with 79 mg in a 1-oz. serving. It is a solid protein source, with 20 g of protein in a 3-oz. serving. A 1-oz. serving has 10 mg of magnesium and 88 mg of potassium. Pink salmon also has iron, niacin and vitamins A, B-12, C and E. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a 100-g serving of pink salmon has 44.6 mcg of selenium, which the body uses to make antioxidants.

And it is oh so tasty!  Also, it is one of the faster meals that we can whip up on a night with a lot going on otherwise. My recipe is basically the one that my family has eaten my entire life, while the name “Croquets” is a nod to my dad.  I hope your family enjoys these as much as my family does!

Ingredients:
2 Cans Pink Salmon – 14.75 oz
2 Eggs or Egg Replacer Equivalent
1/4 Cup Onion, diced
2 Celery Ribs, diced
1/4 tsp Sage
Salt, Pepper to taste
Vegetable Oil

Sort through salmon, discarding oil, larger bones and skin.  Mix in egg or replacer, onion, celery and spices.  Form patties approximately 2″ diameter.  Add your vegetable oil to a skillet and heat for a moment.  Add salmon patties and cook over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes per side, until heated through and golden brown on both sides.

Baby Elliott and I prefer to eat ours with lots of mayonnaise.  Some people in our family prefer ketchup or “pink sauce”.  What do you like on yours?

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