My husband grew up loving Salmon Patties, I had NEVER had them! Early in our marriage, I asked his mom for the recipe. For a while, I followed it to the letter, but over time I have really changed it up to make it my own. The nice part about Salmon Patties is that they are cheap to make and they use pantry items that I keep on hand.
When making Salmon Patties, you can use the super cheap canned salmon that has bones and skin. That's what my mother-in-law uses, but I am a little freaked out by what it looks like....so I buy boneless/skinless. It comes in a can like Tuna or a foil packet. The cans go on sale at Walgreens every couple of weeks.
In a large bowl, mix 3 cans of salmon (drained), 2 eggs, 1 TBS of Lemon Juice (reserve half the lemon for wedges to serve with dinner), approx 35 Saltines (crushed very fine), salt, pepper, 1 tsp of your favorite seafood seasoning and 1-2 TBS of milk....depending on how dry your mixture is. You want it to hold together nicely...adjust by adding more milk or a few extra saltines.
Form into thin patties and place on waxed paper.
My mother-in-law fries hers....I use my non-stick skillet and just brush the pan with a little vegetable oil. I work in batches placing each finished set in a 200 degree oven to hold. This recipe makes 8 large patties- enough for 3-4 servings.
I always serve mine with lemon wedges, wild rice and a cooked veggie- but we went for raw veggies and dip this time :) Even my two-year old devours these!
NOTE: I have also made this using leftover Fresh Cooked Salmon...I chill my leftover Salmon overnight. This really puts them over the top :)