This recipe was another request by a friend who wanted a healthier salmon patty. This has four ingredients if you count seasonings. Really easy to make too especially if you have a food processor. I based this on a salmon dish I make where you crust a salmon filet in potatoes. You will need to give up the idea of using canned salmon though. Honestly, you probably don’t want to know what is in that can anyhow. I found a nice package of wild caught Alaskan salmon at Target for just under $8 and had two fillets left over after making this. This recipe will make about 6 patties so if you need more just use a ratio of 1 1/2 potato for every 2 salmon filets. You need:
4 salmon filets
3 medium red skinned potatoes
1 tablespoon of chopped chives
¼ teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
Peel your potatoes and cook them in the microwave in 1 minute intervals until they are no longer raw but still firm. Let them cool so you can handle them and then send them through the shredder attachment of a food processor or hand shred them if you have to. Place them in a bowl and stir in the chives.
Take your salmon filets and pulse them in the food processor until they are chopped finely but not pureed.
Mix the salmon into the potatoes and add the Cajun seasoning. Butter a sheet pan and then form your patties onto this and allow to cool in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Once the patties are chilled you can add a little pat of butter to the top of each before you bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until the salmon turns a light pink. Then turn on the broiler and crisp them up for about 10 minutes. I am not sure how well they would hold up to sautéing but you can always try. I served mine with some lemon and butter. Even the five-year-old who hates fish ate a whole patty so they are really good!
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