Grandma D’s Salmon Croquettes

IMG_4898This week’s recipe is one that’s very special to me. I’ve been fortunate enough to grow up surrounded by my entire family on both sides. When I think of my childhood, one of the things I cherish most is the time I spent with my Grandma and Grandpa Douglas (D, for short)- drawing with the 120 set of crayons, watching Matilda and eat salmon croquettes and Central Dairy chocolate ice cream.

From left: me, Grandpa D, Grandma D, Cory



Canned pink salmon

1 room-temperature egg

Olive Oil

A sleeve of saltine crackers



IMG_2104 I’ve never seen something as truly gross as canned salmon. I was under the impression that it would look like rotisserie chicken and not like someone’s innards.

Grandma D removed the skin while I watched in absolute horror.

Next, I used my hands to shred the salmon into the rotisserie style that I had previously imagined. I stirred in an egg, which was looked like innards mixed with snot.

The shredded salmon was then molded into patties and I began to beat the saltine crackers with a meat tenderizer (!!!). I then pressed the crumbs onto the patties and we were ready to fry.


IMG_2105 IMG_2108IMG_2109

IMG_2111IMG_2112  We let the olive oil heat in the pan before adding the patties for frying. I let my grandma handle this part, as I am notorious for getting hit by popping oil or grease.

In about 10 minutes, I had a plate of beautiful salmon croquettes. They tasted like happiness and fond memories of childhood.

Emily (and Grandma D): 8 Kitchen : 3

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