Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Salmon Burgers, Green Salad, Seasoned Fries

The salmon burger recipe is from my mother, who is the queen of salmon patties (though I never knew until she whipped them up recently). Seasoned fry recipe is from AllRecipes.

You can actually serve these salmon patties as a main dish themselves; they are quite tasty. Of course the burgers are delicious, too! I bet these patties would make lovely appetizers in miniature.

Just a hint, my mom says the cans of salmon at Costco are much nicer than the ones in normal grocery stores.

2 large potatoes
2 T olive oil
1 t paprika
1 t garlic powder
1 t chili powder
1 t onion powder

2 eggs
2 (5 to 7 oz) cans boneless, skinless salmon, drained
1 c Simply Potatoes refrigerated Southwestern hashbrowns (This is actually a very critical ingredient.)
2 t mustard
2 t minced onion
4 Saltine crackers, crushed (or Italian breadcrumbs, etc)
1/2 t seasoned salt
1/4 t pepper
2 t oil
2 t butter

If making burgers:
4 buns
4 lettuce leaves
1/3 onion, sliced into thin rings
1 cucumber, sliced thin
tartar sauce

green salad

Preheat oven to 425. Cut potatoes into thin fry shapes. Mix olive oil, paprika, and garlic, chili, and onion powders in a large resealable plastic bag. Add potatoes and toss to coat. Place potatoes on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, turning fries halfway through.

In a medium bowl, beat eggs. Mix in salmon, hashbrowns, mustard, minced onion, cracker crumbs, seasoned salt, and pepper. Form into 4-6 patties. Heat oil and butter in a pan on medium heat. Brown patties about 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown on the first side. Then flip and cook 3-4 minutes more, until second side is golden brown.

Serve salmon patties on their own, passing mustard and tartar sauce at the table. Or, go for the burgers. You'll be surprised by how yummy they are!

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