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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sharing Family Secrets

I just made my Gramma's famous Salmon Croquettes, which are now my famous salmon croquettes and soon to be yours! hahaha. Today we are having these and a simple salad with poppy seed dressing. These croquettes are comfort food to me, a treat my Gramma made. They are so easy and economical. I'm sure that's why my Gramma loved them too. 28 croquettes from 1 can of salmon. My son who doesn't like salmon makes an exception for these and eats more of them than anyone else! We will be munching on them all day. The great thing about these little treats are that they are good hot or cold. Made a bit smaller they would be a fantastic finger food for a party.

The basic recipe is so easy. 1 C of self rising flour, 1 C cornmeal, 1 C of milk and 1 Can of Salmon (bones removed) & 1 egg. A couple of pinches of salt & pepper. Mix all together, form into patties & fry in small amount of oil until golden brown. That's it. Sometimes the simplest ingredients, the simplest recipes are the best. Ever notice that? I normally use 1 celery stalk & 1/2 of a large onion all chopped small or minced. This time I dialed them up with parsley, onion, 1/2 green bell pepper, & 5 hot carrot slices found in cans of jalapenos. The sky is the limit to making these your own by adding what you love or whatever you have in the frig. Another way I like them is with green onions & dipped in Japanese mayo (mayo, soy sauce & sugar), hoisin & sirracha, I've dipped them in tartar sauce, sweet mustard, salsa, ranch dressing... really I can't begin to tell you all the sauces we have made for these over the years. That's really part of the fun too. Of all the sauces Ketchup still reigns supreme for me! yep Plain ol' ketchup. That's the way I ate them when I was a kid and I still like them that way the best.

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7 comments:

Joji said...

I grew up with these too. I grew up in the south so it was straight cornmeal and an egg. Ate them with Ketchup then and still do. My son also loves them. If some of you have not tried them you really should. It makes a delicious and ecomomical meal..Comfort food is always the food of your youth.

RE - Pod313 Tech Tips said...

Ooooo Ms Jane ! you gone wit yo bad hand girlllll. cookin gramma's salmon croquettes. I loves me some salmon patties too. I put an egg in mine, no cornmeal or milk; but lots of old bay seasoning, parsley, lemon zest, onion, celery and red bell pepper or pimento. love that color and the healthy benefits of the salmon. Great Post !

Gloria said...

I definitely am going to make your Grandma's recipe. I personally would chop up a habanero very finely,very finely chopped up onion and celery and oh boy that would be good. I do my zuke fritters like that. Yummo! Take care and thanks.

Campbell Jane said...

Thanks peeps I forgot the egg! I corrected, it's all good now. Gotta try em'

SOiNTOiT said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

BundlesofBlossoms said...

Oh, I love anything to do with Grandma's! Thank you for sharing.

It's so funny you brought up salmon croquets as salmon croquets must be a sign of our grandma's era. Memories with me are associated with these tasty little treats, as well. This meal must have been affordable and fed many mouths-HA!

Graceful Moments said...

I guess we all have favorite salmon croquette recipes. I loved my grandmother's...her secret: mashed potatoes and coated with saltine cracker crumbs. I know what you mean about eating them hot or cold! I do the same thing with mine.
Your's sounds good too and I'll have to try them the next time I want croquettes and don't have any mashed potatoes in the fridge. ♥