Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties 3Here in lies a simple recipe for a much loved favourite. The humble salmon patty. I don’t know what it is about these patties, but they just make me happy. Maybe it is the fond childhood memories I have of enjoying salmon patties wedged between two slices of thick bread and then doused in malt vinegar, or maybe it is the pleasure I get when I bite into the super crunchy crusting surrounding the delicious salmon mixture inside, or maybe it is just the fact that I know how good these little babies are for me and my kids…..actually, their appeal probably lies in a combination of all of these things.

Salmon is certainly a food we want to be eating more of on a regular basis. This deliciously tasty fish holds many nutritional drawcards including being a source of high quality protein, vitamins and minerals (think potassium, selenium and vitamin B12) and most importantly a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids to help support healthy brain functioning, the heart, the joints and general wellbeing.

If you are budget conscious (and let’s be honest, who isn’t?) and you are trying to get more of this super fish into your diet without breaking the food budget, than you will probably need to look out for some more economical ways of using this fish, there-in lies the benefit of patties. By mixing the fish with other good quality nutritious ingredients you can get heaps of health benefits for a fraction of the cost of a salmon fillet for each family member.

These patties are also great to make as a ‘leftover’ option when you have splurged on salmon fillets for the family and they haven’t all been gobbled up. Scrape the leftovers into a bowl and make some tasty patties for lunch the next day. Yes, I have been known to take home pieces of left over salmon from dinner parties for this very reason. This fish is too good to waste.

So here is my take on the good ol’ salmon patty. I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 salmon fillet (around 200g), cooked
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ red onion, finely diced
  • 1 ¼ cup almond meal
  • ½ bunch of fresh dill, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Line baking tray with paper.
  2. Cook your salmon in an alfoil parcel (sealed) for 15 minutes.
  3. Leave salmon to cool slightly and then flake into a bowl. Mix in the egg, red onion, 100g of almond meal and the dill.
  4. Season with salt.
  5. Form the mixture into patties, and then roll the patties in the last of the almond meal.
  6. Place them on the lined baking tray , press down slightly and drizzle with olive oil before putting them in the oven for 15 minutes.
  7. Turn patties half way through cooking.
  8. Serve with mashed avocado (sprinkled with lime) and a lovely side salad.

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