I’m definitely not a fish fillet master when it comes to neatly slicing away the tasty salmon flesh from the bones.
But, one thing that I love to do is scrape the bits of salmon meat from the carcass once I remove those fillets and make a variety of delicious eats like salmon patties.
Seasoned Salmon Patties
16 ounce cup of fresh flaked salmon
2 tablespoons of Old Bay seasoning or McCormick’s Cajun Mix or your favorite Cajun mix
1/2 teaspoon of lemon pepper
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper or to taste
1 beaten egg
1 cup of bread crumbs
2 tablespoons green onions, diced
Vegetable or canola oil for frying
Combine all ingredients and mix into a large bowl, and then form into patties. You can also use extra bread crumbs for a thicker coating on the patties.
Add vegetable or canola oil into a frying pan to a ½ inch depth, and warm up to medium-high heat until it reaches 325 degrees.
Fry until golden brown, and for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side depending on thickness of patties. Place patties to a paper towel-lined plate to soak up remaining oil.
These can be served alone or with your favorite tartar sauce or even placed into a hamburger bun.
(Photo by Mark Harrison, Seattle Times staff photographer)