Monday, February 22, 2010

Tasty Tuesday!

We're in the midst of Lent, and some people in this family who remind me of that more than ever. It's possible those people happen to be six year old little boys who go to Catholic school where they teach you not to eat meat in Lent on Fridays.

I will not be the one to disillusion him in his quest, and I like the reminders to follow the traditions I grew up with (as we're now Episcopal, they aren't to hard and fast with the giving things up or avoiding meat).

I don't really want to be stuck with spaghetti each week or plain tuna fish or grilled salmon. This is the perfect time to do some other things that we don't cook or eat too often. I think I fell upon the perfect solution (thank you, Sampling People at Costco!).

Salmon Patties

2 6oz cans of salmon
1 egg, beaten
3/4 c bread crumbs (save those heels of the crusty loaves you buy and don't quite finish!)
1 T parsely, chopped
black pepper
olive oil

Place the cans of salmon (and their liquid) into a bowl. Gently flake, but do your best to keep nice chunks in there. Add the beaten egg, parsley, and pepper. Gently combine. Add 1/3 c bread crumbs and stir again.

Form the salmon into approximately 10 patties. Roll them in the remaining bread crumbs.

In a heavy skillet, heat on medium low enough oil to cover the bottom. Fry the patties on one side, add a little more oil and flip to fry the second side.

Yum!  (ok, so my husband made them this time and minced the salmon, used flour in place of bread crumbs and then reheated them when I got home... they don't look as good as they usually do, but they tasted great!)

As you can see, we served them with rice and corn. It was a great combo, and the wee ones loved them. Be grateful I have a picture, as there were no leftovers and I almost forgot until I was halfway through eating.

For more recipes, check out Tempt My Tummy Tuesday with Blessed with Grace!


septembermom February 22, 2010 at 8:23 PM  

You did it again!

Laura February 22, 2010 at 11:27 PM  

SO you don't go completely meatless? curious...husband is orthodox and they have strict lent rules which I completely ignore :)

Live.Love.Eat February 23, 2010 at 9:14 AM  

I made some once and it's been too long. You make me want to make them again. How awesome your little ones eat them. My son would never....

Pam Ponder February 23, 2010 at 9:29 AM  

sounds really good I have always wanted to try salmon patties out thanks for sharing

Pat February 23, 2010 at 9:58 AM  

oooh, yum, I'm saving this one.

I put a link to your blog in my post for today!

Have a wonderful week, Michelle. I really enjoy reading your blog--always interesting and you write very well.

Kat February 23, 2010 at 12:54 PM  

I grew up Catholic, too - and we always had McDonalds on Fridays so that we could get fish sandwiches :-)

I am not a huge fan of salmon. But I am thinking that pancakes might just work for Fridays :-)

Michelle February 23, 2010 at 8:53 PM  

Kelly - Yeah, but this is good for you at least -- no chocolate!

Laura - Ummm meatless always meant fish only was allowed, at least for Catholics. Chicken was out, but fish was cool. I dunno!

Live.Love.Eat - Oh the wee ones eat some funky stuff. They don't eat things I think they should sometimes, but then they'll eat this....

Pam - Go for it. Even my husband can make them - it has to be easy, right? :)

Pat - Aww, thank you! I'll have to go check it out. You totally made my day with that comment.

Kat - Ewww Fillet 'o Fish just grosses me out, but I could never do fish sticks. Go fig! Pancakes are definitely an option, too. Good call.

Alexis AKA MOM February 23, 2010 at 9:09 PM  

Ohhh yummy girlie! Corn yup Caden informed me we must eat it every night :)

Michelle February 23, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

Alexis - Totally. Yummy sums it up, and Caden has the right attitude. I LOVE corn :)

Unknown Mami February 24, 2010 at 10:44 PM  

Great, now I'm hungry.

Michelle February 26, 2010 at 8:38 PM  

Unknown Mami - Sorry. Hey, at least these ones are healthy, right?

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