Week 22 Bonus Recipe: Slammin Salmon Croquettes & Grits

Rashan & I like to tag team on breakfast.  His grits are amazing, I usually handle the rest.  I made creamy dreamy grits a while ago so I suggested adding the cream at the water step instead of at the end like he normally does.  The salmon is a take on my mom's recipe.  The onions are essential for the crunch.  You could also use green onions or bell pepper but a crunch is what makes these amazing.

  • 1 can of salmon, flaked & picked through for bones
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 a white onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup italian seasoned bread crumbs (or regular)
  • 1/4 cup sriracha
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. butter
Directions: Combine first 7 ingredients.  If you put the patties together (I made 5 but you could easily get 8 smaller patties out of this) in advance and let them firm up in the fridge for 30 minutes they won't break on you so easily.

Melt olive oil and butter together in a skillet over medium high heat.  Fry on each side about 3-4 minutes until a beautiful brown crust forms.  While the croquettes are cooking, cook grits according to package directions, using half and half, cream or milk for half of the water.

Results: AWESOME!  I topped with some extra sriracha.  Make this soon!  :)


K. Rock said...

Salmon croquettes are a regular in my household. I grew up on them. We eat ours with biscuits and syrup if they are for breakfast.

Jameil said...

Yummy! How's your recipe different? I'm always down for some new info or twists on an old fave!

K. Rock said...

IT's pretty similar if I am making them for dinner. I use plain breadcrumbs, onions and greenpeppers. I just season with salt and pepper though.

It's funny that when I make them for breakfast (with biscuits and syrup), I make a slight tweak. I use flour instead of breadcrumbs and no green peppers.

I have several things that I make breakfast and dinner versions of. It's kind of weird.