Salmon Croquettes: not your Mama’s salmon patties

One of the great benefits of eating well is making new, delicious meals. I never got anything like this from the McDonald’s drive-thru!

Salmon Croquettes
(based on a modified New Basics recipe from Ann Marie at Cheeseslave)

15 ounces wild Alaskan salmon (I used canned Bear and Wolf from Costco)
3/4 cups toasted bread crumbs (toast 4 slices frozen sprouted bread, pulse in food processor)
1/2 cup homemade mayonnaise (I used the recipe for mayonnaise in Nourishing Traditions – make it ahead of time to allow it to thicken)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup minced yellow bell pepper (or celery)
1/4 cup minced red bell pepper 
1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley 
2 eggs
2 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp organic Worcestershire sauce 
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup macadamia nut oil to start, more as needed
mayo to serve

  1. Mince all the veggies together in a food processor.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the salmon with 1/2 cup of the bread crumbs, along with all the other ingredients (except for the macadamia oil and the mayo to serve).
  3. Shape into patties. Roll the patties in the rest of the breadcrumbs.
  4. Heat 1/2 cup of macadamia oil in a cast iron or stainless steel skillet on medium heat. Cook the patties 3-4 minutes on each side, until brown and crispy.
  5. Serve with mayonnaise

Serves 4. Serve with a big salad and a glass of wine.

Notes: If you use prepared bread crumbs, read the label to make sure it is just bread crumbs (e.g., no vegetable oil or other chemicals). Don’t be afraid to make real mayonnaise; throw out that stuff with soybean oil. A panini grill is a great way to heat the leftovers. Enjoy!

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