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Salmon croquettes were one of my favorite childhood meals. My grandfather told us grandchildren that the fish bones were prizes. We used to pick them out of the patties and count them to see who found the most. Sometimes I miss being a kid.

One Year Ago: No Egg Turkey Burgers

Salmon Croquettes with Black Pepper and Caper Tartar Sauce

For the Croquettes:

  • 1 can salmon, drained
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oil for frying

For the Tartar Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp capers, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, microplaned or finely diced
  • Fresh cracked black pepper

In a bowl, combine the salmon, half the bread crumbs, parsley, egg, onion, salt and pepper; mix well. Place other half on bread crumbs on a small plate. Form the salmon into patties. Press into the bread crumbs on each side of the patty. Fry in heated oil until browned on each side. Drain on paper towels.

In a small bowl, combine the tartar sauce ingredients. Chill for about 2 hours to help flavors meld. Serve cold with croquettes. Serves 2.