Believe me, a fish patty sounds nasty to me, too – and I grew up eating them! I never minded the taste, but the round bones from the canned salmon made me want to barf! I haven’t eaten Salmon Patties since childhood, but sometimes crave that fried fish flavor. So when I came across a preservative and bone free version of canned Salmon at Costco, I was beyond excited. With my limited food options, this type of thing thrills me. I researched a few recipes online for how to season and cook them, but ultimately just dove into it myself creating a blend of flavors and ingredients I could enjoy. I even made mine gluten free, but they do not have to be made that way. I was overjoyed with how they turned out and have made them numerous times now. So please – Bon Appetite!
Salmon Patties – IC Friendly
2 cans Salmon (preservative free)
1 large egg
2 tablespoons flour (I used gluten free)
1/2 teaspoon salt (I used 1 teaspoon, since I love salt)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or more to taste, if tolerated)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon fresh diced chives
1/2 teaspoon diced onion (if tolerated)
pepper to taste (if tolerated)
2 tablespoons olive oil for frying
1. Flake salmon in medium bowl with fork.
2. Mix in all ingredients until combined.
3. Shape patties into whatever size you prefer.
4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
5. Fry patties about 5 minutes per side. Since the fish is already cooked, you can fry until any doneness you prefer. I like mine a little crispier on the outside and fried them a couple minutes longer.
* Sometimes I like to add in diced bell pepper, corn, chopped kale, or even sub avocado for the egg. It’s delicious and only adds to the nutritional value.