Sometimes kids are hard to cook for. They get into little ruts where all they want to eat is mac-n-cheese or peanut butter and jelly. But this easy dinner idea is a family friendly recipe my kids will always eat.
Want to know a secret? These salmon patties are so quick and easy to whip up, it’s one of my favorite recipes too!
Recipe for Salmon Patties
- 1 can (14.75 oz.) of either pink or red salmon
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 sleeve of saltine crackers
- 1 egg
- Open can of salmon and drain. Remove the large backbone and other small bones. (I usually break it down the middle vertically and use a fork to help pry the bones loose.
- Use a fork to break the salmon into smaller pieces and toss into bowl.
- Place crackers in large ziplock bag and crush with rolling pin. (Kids love to help with this part!)
- Add egg, diced onion, and about half of the cracker crumbs to the salmon. Mix thoroughly.
- Make patties with the salmon mixture. If it still seems too moist to stay together, add a few more cracker crumbs. I usually get 5-6 patties out of the can.
- Coat both sides of the patties with the remaining cracker crumbs.
- Gently place patties into skillet with hot oil and brown on both sides.
Once browned, eat and enjoy!
We usually have our salmon patties with a bit of ketchup and mac-n-cheese and peas for sides. (Just like when I was a little girl!)