These crispy pan fried salmon bites are a delicious way to eat canned salmon.
If this post was written by Ulysses (because I just asked him what to say about these after staring blankly at the screen for the past half hour) it would go like this “they were delicious and I ate every single one. The end.”
And that’s why he doesn’t blog.
Ok, so truth is I’m in Florida on vacation (and currently half distracted by this weird Johnny Depp movie, Dark Shadows that’s on). In the 2 days we’ve been here so far I’ve gone to the pool twice, eaten frozen yogurt twice, gone on a Macy’s shopping spree with my mother in law’s employee discount (Hi, shiny new Fossil watch I’ve been wanting forever), walked along the beach and any interesting things I had to say about these salmon bites from last week are far, far out of my mind.
So here’s what I remember…
It was lunchtime and another boring salad involving canned fish sounded disgusting. So I mixed it up, panko-fied it, “fried” them and lunch suddenly became worth eating again.
I buy canned tuna, salmon and chicken all the time for fast lunches but then end up looking at them stacked in the pantry with disgust because really, who looks forward to their lunch coming from a can?
Answer? Me, now that these exist.
- 1 6oz. can wild salmon, drained
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons red onion, minced
- ½ small green pepper, diced
- ¼ teaspoon dill
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- salt & pepper
- 2 tablespoons almond flour
- ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
- extra virgin olive oil for pan frying
- Combine all ingredients (except olive oil) in a medium bowl and mash together.
- Form into small patties, place on a plate and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- Pour panko breadcrumbs onto a small plate and coat patties on all sides.
- Heat a pan to medium-high and drizzle enough olive oil to almost coat the pan.
- Place patties in pan (I did 2 batches to not crowd the pan) and pan-fry for about 2 minutes per side until golden.
- Transfer to a paper towel to drain excess oil and repeat with remaining patties adding olive oil as needed.
- Serve immediately. They go great on top of a salad with a yogurt & dill dipping sauce/dressing.