Friday, January 18, 2013

Salmon/Tuna Patties

My momma made Salmon or Tuna Patties a lot
when I was growing up.
Serve them up with a bread and a vegetable 
and you've got yourself a full, inexpensive meal!

There are many different recipes out there...
some use flour, some use saltines,
some use salmon, some use mackerel.
I like Salmon, but not from a can.
So, we use Tuna instead.

I know this wasn't the healthiest meal...
everything was fried.
It doesn't hurt to splurge every now and then I suppose. 

To cut down on a little bit of the fat, 
I like to serve the Tuna Patties on a bed of lettuce with a slice of fat free cheese. 

The Salmon Patty and Tuna Patty recipes varies slightly...
but not much.
You can try the one you prefer!

Salmon / Tuna Patties

1 can (15-16 oz) pink salmon
or 1 can (12 oz) Tuna
1 egg
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup flour
(maybe a tad bit more for tuna patties)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce (for tuna patties)
1 1/2 cups shortening

Drain salmon/tuna; set aside 2 TBSP of the juice.
In a medium mixing bowl, mix together salmon/tuna, egg and onion.

Stir in flour.
Add baking powder to salmon/tuna juice and stir in to salmon/tuna mixture.

Heat shortening in skillet on medium heat.

Form into small patties and fry until golden brown (about 5 minutes),
turn over and fry the other side until golden brown. 

Serve with tartar sauce, 
ketchup, salad dressing or BBQ sauce...
or just eat them plain!

Just like momma used to make!

1 comment:

  1. Way back in 1965...when we were poorer than dirt I had to find creative ways to feed my little family of 4. A friend introduced me to this recipe and it was a STAR. Serve over rice with a little soy sauce. Yummm.


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