September 24, 2009

Salmon Croquettes {Granny's Recipe}

My mother prepared the noon meal for a half way house in the late 60's and early 70's in the town where I grew up. I remember she would make  Salmon Croquettes every Friday.

Salmon Croquettes are tasty and easy to make.  When I was a little girl, my Mother started out using egg and flour in the salmon mixture, and then coated the croquettes in flour and pan fryed them. I guess you could say, they were more like Salmon Patties.

Mother started using cracker crumbs in the salmon mixture around the 70's.  She prepared the noon meal at a halfway house, and this is the way the other cook prepared them.  She loved the way they were moist inside and crunchy outside.  She continued to make hers this way from then on.

In my college days, Mother new I enjoyed eating them and she would have some ready for me when I got home.  Those memories come back when I make them today.   Another added deliciousness, she served them with her Homemade Tartar Sauce.  Enjoy!

Salmon Croquettes

2 14.75 oz. canned Pink Salmon, drained
2 cups saltine cracker crumbs
1/3 cup onion, minced
3 Tablespoon parsley, minced (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
4 eggs
2-2 1/2 cups saltine cracker crumbs
vegetable oil for frying

After salmon is drained, put in a medium bowl and flake with a fork.

Combine the next six ingredients and mix with the salmon. Mix well and form into 8 4-inch croquette balls.

Pour 2 cups cracker crumbs in a shallow dish for coating the croquettes and set aside.

Heat the oil in a deep frying skillet on high. When the oil is heated to frying stage roll the croquettess in the cracker crumbs and place in the oil. Fry until golden brown and croquette is done inside. Drain on paper towel.

Cook's Note: You can adjust the egg and cracker to get the right consistency for the croquettes.
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  1. I've been wanting to make these and my mom keeps telling me her recipe over the phone. I am going to try yours!! Yeah!!

  2. Hi Hayley! These are so easy to make. Thank you for stopping by and for the follow...blessings K

  3. I grew up eating these! I haven't made them in forever. I haven't forgotten about the award you gave me. I have 3 I need to post! I'm not very organized :(

  4. good to in the blog world goes faster than I can keep up are a wonderful blogger!!!

  5. After my quiet time with the Lord this morning, I came to the computer and googled "salmon crochets". I chose your site and to my amazement beautiful music started playing that I really needed to hear. Thank you Lord and thank you K for starting my day in such a beautiful way. I think I should make these salmon crochets!

  6. Enjoyed your recipe...brings back lots of of my Daddy's favorites. I think it is spelled croquette least that was my Mother's way. I believe crochet is something you do with yarn..:)

  7. Also good made with corn meal and flour mixture. I will try with saltines for a new taste. sounds good.