Salmon Fritters Made With Pantry Staples
If you were wondering, "okay, I bought canned salmon because I thought canned fish was a good idea and now I have no idea what to do with it", here is your answer! I have actually been meaning to finalize this recipe for awhile, but the current coronavirus self-quarantine situation prompted me to consider meals made from pantry staples. I made these salmon fritters customizable so there is only one simple swap needed to make them gluten free and low FODMAP, so this pantry meal (well, mostly pantry - except for the 1 egg I used) can be suitable for multiple dietary needs. Also, they're so simple to make (we're talking 15 minutes) and they're delicious! I served them with a Greek yogurt dip that I whipped up, which had salt, pepper, dill and garlic powder (you can omit the garlic powder and use a lactose free Greek/Skyr yogurt to keep this low FODMAP, as well, if you need). I hope you enjoy them and I hope you and your loved ones are staying home and staying well!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients (serves 2):
12 oz canned salmon (I used 2 cans of Wild Planet brand)
1 large egg, raw, scrambled
1/3 C whole wheat bread crumbs, unflavored (*see note below for low FODMAP or gluten free swap)
3 Tbsp mayonnaise
2 Tbsp garlic-infused olive oil (I used Fody Foods) *Affiliate link
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 1/4 tsp dill (I used dried dill, but fresh dill will also work well if you have it)
Optional dash salt
*Swap the breadcrumbs for an unflavored, gluten free option to make this gluten free and low FODMAP (I like the brand Aleia's)
Drain salmon and transfer fish to a medium-sized mixing bowl
Add egg, mayonnaise, breadcrumbs and spices (salt, pepper, dill). Use a fork to mash the canned salmon and then mix all ingredients until well combined.
Using your hands, form 6 patties, each about 3 inches in diameter.
Warm oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the patties and cook for about 5-7 minutes on one side and then flip each patty, cooking for another 5-7 minutes. The patties should be golden brown on the outside. Serve with optional dip, sauce or on their own!
*We served ours with farro and a side salad, but these also go well with quinoa or potatoes and roasted veggies depending on your preference and dietary needs - you can use frozen veggies if needed during this time if you're self-quarantined.
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving (1 serving = 3 patties)
Calories 344 calories, Total Fat 25 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 107 mg, Carbohydrates 9 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 22 g, Sodium 608 g, Calcium 34 mg
* I recommend choosing certified gluten free items for all ingredients if all possible sources of cross-contact need to avoided, such as in the case of celiac disease.