Canned salmon (ideally with the bones) should be a staple in everyone’s pantry. The affordable, high-quality protein and essential omega 3 fatty acids make it an incredible food to consume a few times per week, especially to support positive mental health. And the bones provide a rich source of calcium. These patties are great with a side salad or zucchini noodles and a garlic yogurt sauce for dipping.
1 can wild salmon (preferably with bones)
1 egg, beaten
½ small onion (or 2 green onions), diced
1 stalk celery, diced
2 tsp mustard
½ cup panko or other bread crumbs, quinoa flakes or rolled oats
2 Tbsp olive oil
Combine all ingredients, except oil, in a bowl and stir well to combine. Heat a large skillet on medium-low heat then add oil. Scoop ½ cup of mixture and using hands form into a patty. Place in pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden and crispy. Repeat with remaining salmon mixture. Keep warm in oven until ready to serve.
Recipe by Nicole Fetterly, RD