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Salmon Patties

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If you are trying to boost your intake of omega-3s, try this simple favorite. It is a great way to use convenient canned, packaged, (or leftover) salmon. The tangy lemon sauce provides a tart balance.
  Pink salmon 7 1⁄2 Ounce (1 package, Chicken of the Sea)
  Green pepper 1 , finely chopped
  Green onions 4 , finely chopped
  Mayonnaise 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Red cayenne pepper 1 Pinch (to taste)
  Egg 1 Large, lightly beaten
  Bread crumbs/Crushed saltines 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped italian parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1⁄3 Teaspoon
  Butter 4 Tablespoon

In a mixing bowl, flake salmon with a fork and stir in green pepper, onion, mayonnaise, lemon juice and cayenne. Add the lightly beaten egg, parsley, paprika, garlic powder and 1/2 of the bread crumbs. Using clean hands, roll the mixture, meatball style into 7-8 balls.
In a dish, spread the remaining bread crumbs. Roll the balls in the bread crumbs, flattening into cakes 1/2" to 3/4" thick. Fry cakes until golden brown in a skillet with 1-2 tablespoons light olive oil or peanut oil with 1-2 tablespoons butter melted in.
In a lightly buttered skillet over medium heat, fry cakes until golden brown on both sides.
Serve with Lemon Sauce, tartar sauce, or seafood cocktail sauce, garnished with lemon wedges.

Lemon Sauce:
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon Gold's horseradish
1/2 teaspoon thyme
salt and pepper, to taste

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Refrigerate until serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Savory, Buttery
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
My family is very big on fish so one day my dad decided that he would try to make Salmon Patties...surprisingly it turned out well! It was flaky and buttery-nirvana in my mouth! This is something that he doesn't make a lot but when he does, they're gone faster than you can say "Adios!"

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