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Salmon Croquettes

Course Dinner
Author Lauren

Ingredients

  • 16 oz cooked salmon approximately(when I crumbled it all, I had about 2 1/2 cups of meat)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper diced (any color will do-I used yellow)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup plain bread crumbs divided
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper optional
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon light cooking oil such as canola, peanut or vegetable Avocado Salsa
  • 1 large Haas avocado diced (try to get a ripe one)
  • 1 roma tomato diced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • salt
  • pepper Skillet Fries
  • 2 baked potatoes leftovers, baby!
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon light oil for frying see above
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  1. For the salmon -In large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Sautee onions and peppers on medium heat until they become tender, about 5 minutes. In large bowl, crumble precooked salmon into large chunks. Gently stir in cooked vegetables, cilantro, egg, 1/3 cup breadcrumbs and seasonings until combined. Divide mixture into equal sized patties. I made 8 medium sized ones. Once patties are formed dip in remaining 1/3 cup breadcrumbs. Using the same pan you cooked your vegetables in, heat 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon oil on medium to medium high heat. Place your formed patties into hot pan. Fry 2-3 minutes per side or until darker golden brown crispy crust has formed. Once they have completed cooking, serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree oven. 
  2. For the Avocado Salsa -In small bowl, combine all ingredients together being sure all cut sides of avocado have had contact with lime juice to prevent oxidation -ie browning. Serve with salmon croquettes or tortilla chips. Tasty tasty stuff this is! 
  3. For the Skillet Fries -Cut baked potatoes into large wedges. In large skillet heat oil and butter to medium high heat. Place wedges cut side down into pan. Let potatoes brown and get crispy on one side before flipping to the other. Brown potatoes to your liking. Once brown, remove potatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper immediately. Great with any meal! Fabulous fries!