Friday, July 20, 2018

Salmon Croquettes Seafood Patties - #Fishfridayfoodies

 Sneha of Sneha's Recipe is our hostess for the Fish Friday Foodie Challenge this month.

She suggested we make Seafood Patties.  
Salmon Croquettes

I was all set to make Fiskefrikadeller for this month's challenge but I got seduced by the pouches of Salmon, sitting, calling out my name in the pantry.  I'd bought them for a 'just in case', and I think they were starting to feel neglected.   

This reminded me of a dish my mother used to make and since I was missing her, this just felt right.   I remember however, not really liking this as a child, but eating it anyway.  So long as it had a lot of sauce on top.
I did grow up however,  and used to make a kinda version of this years ago, and shared it with the dog, actually both the former dogs we had.  They loved seafood.  The dog I have now, will turn her nose up at anything seafood.  She just doesn't get it.
But that's OK, that just means more for me. 
And as a side note, you can use just about any kind of cooked protein in these little bites of loveliness., but Salmon really works well for this.  So does Chicken. 

And they are a little messy to make. But I can handle that.

Cause they're really good eating.
Salmon Croquettes

Salmon Croquettes

Yield:  8-10 Croquettes

Salmon Croquettes
Salmon Croquettes

prep time: 10 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 20 mins
Salmon Croquettes are perfect for a light lunch, or to serve alongside a cocktail.


Bechamel Sauce
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup milk
1/8 tsp. Nutmeg
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 pouch (5 oz.) Salmon
1/2 cup flour
1 egg, beaten with a fork
1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup Olive Oil mixed with 1/4 cup butter


In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and then add the flour whisking together to blend.  Turn the heat up a little, and continue to cook for a couple of minutes to cook the flour and get the raw taste out.  Add the milk, 1/2 cup at a time, whisking to blend the mixture completely.  Cook for at least 3 minutes until it's thickened and cooked through.  Add the nutmeg and the salt and pepper, whisk together.  This will be very thick.   Blend in the salmon and set aside to cool. 

When cool, form into small football shaped balls.  I use an ice cream scoop to make them, then form them into little 'footballs' or oval shaped balls.   
Dip into flour, then egg and finally into the Panko.   Place on platter with some bread crumbs if making ahead, cause you can make the patties ahead of time, stick them in the fridge and then take them out to fry them later on.

Heat the Olive Oil and Butter over medium heat.   Add half the 'balls' and fry on each side until golden, then serve with a white sauce seasoned with a little dill if desired, or do as I did, served them with some Remoulade sauce.  I also tried eating them with some Rye Bread and the leftovers will be made into some Smorrebrod tomorrow to go with my Soup Saturday offering.
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I have to say this is a great way to encourage me to eat more seafood.  Thanks Wendy 

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. These sound delicious! Sometimes when the pantry calls your name, you have to answer!

    1. Especially when it stops whispering and yells. They were pretty good and reminded me of the ones my mom used to make.

  2. Mouthwatering patties, love salmon and wish I could pick one of these.

    1. They were just as good as I remember them being, although a little messy to make.

  3. Those sound delicious! I love salmon. Pinned.

    1. They were and are also a great way to stretch out salmon.

  4. I love Salmon Croquettes, these look amazing! Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks so much for posting with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks Miz Helen, these are made just like I remember my Mom making. And they are wicked good as well.


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