The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Salmon fromage

When I think of canned salmon, I always think of salmon patties. This is a delicious alternative to the “same old thing”.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cans salmon
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 2 Tbl finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 c flour
  • dash of Tabasco
  • 1 1/2 c cottage cheese
  • hot biscuits
  • parsley & pimento strips for garnish, optional

Drain the salmon but do not discard the liquid. Mix liquid and milk together and set aside. Break salmon into pieces using a fork, set aside. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan. Add onion and cook until transparent. Whisk in flour. Add milk/salmon liquid all at once and cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture begins to thicken. Add Tabasco. Fold in the cottage cheese and stir gently until it is heated back through. Add salmon and stir gently until heated through again. Serve over hot, split biscuits. Feeds 6.

Cost:
canned salmon – $2.12
milk – $1.78/gallon
tub butter – $2.38
yellow onions (3 lbs) – $0.99
all-purpose flour – $1.25
Tabasco sauce – $1.59
cottage cheese – $2.12
canned biscuits – $2.28/4 pack
Total – $7.08

January 4, 2010 Posted by | -salmon, MAIN DISHES, SEAFOOD/FISH | , , , , | Leave a comment

Simple salmon patties

My friend Cindie and I were talking about salmon patties today. My recipe versus her recipe. (Her’s sounds delicious by the way, and I’m going to try to get her to give it to me so I can share it with y’all!) So I thought I’d go ahead and post mine 🙂 Just so you know, I should be having some authentic Alaskan recipes coming in about a month and can’t wait to share them with you! Anyway, back to the salmon patties…

What you’ll need:

1 (15 1/2 oz.) can salmon, drained & flaked
1 egg, beaten
1/3 c. buttermilk
1/3 c. finely chopped onion
1/3 c. cornmeal or dry bread crumbs
Salt & pepper to taste
1/4 tsp. baking soda
Vegetable oil to fry in

Mix all ingredients well. Shape into 6 patties. Heat just enough oil to cover the patties in a cast iron or other heavy skillet. Fry patties, turning once, 10 minutes or until lightly browned; drain. Makes 6 patties.

Cost:
canned salmon – $2.12
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
buttermilk – $1.99
onion – $1.12
bread crumbs – $1.12
Total – $4.67

March 22, 2009 Posted by | -salmon, MAIN DISHES, SEAFOOD/FISH | , , , , , | Leave a comment