Salmon Croquettes

This recipe is one I found in my old archives of Elizabeth Coblentz's.  It kind of makes me laugh because I never, ever remember Elizabeth fixing salmon, so I'm not sure where this recipe came from.  Maybe I never used it because I just didn't think salmon sounded "Amish" enough.  But I would have been wrong.  There are avid salmon fisherman among the Amish in Montana, so perhaps this is where the recipe originated.

2 cups fresh,flaked salmon

4 tablespoons flour

1 egg

2 tablespoons minced onion

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup bread crumbs

1 /2 cup milk

Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well.   Fry in hot oil in heavy skillet until browned on both sides.  Makes 8 croquettes.

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Now, it doesn't surprise me that Terri would comment, after all we live in a predominate salmon area - my mom made salmon patties using canned salmon often.  If we are fortunate to have fresh salmon we bake, bbq or smoke it!  Yum!    

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Mmmm... smoked salmon!  Yum!!  For us Midwesterners, at least in my area, we are really used to eating mild, white-fleshed fish, like bass, crappie, and walleye.  A lot of people enjoy catfish, too... I don't like picking through all of the bones, but it isn't too bad if you don't catch it from the Muddy Mississippi.  Carp, however, is one fish I cannot STAND.  It is always too fishy/muddy, I think.  BLECH.

It did take me some time getting used to salmon.  I think the frozen that our stores sell is way too fishy (which is a BAD sign in any kind of fish).  I only buy fresh when I do get it. My dad really likes Chicken of the Sea canned salmon.  My mom made him some sort of asparagus and salmon pie with it, and he LOVED it.

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Salmon croquettes were very popular during the 40's and 50's.  Canned salmon was an important wartime commodity (both for the armed service and homemakers) during WWII as it was high in protein and easily transported and stored.   Elizabeth could have picked up this recipe during that time.

LUV: Salmon and asparagus pie (quiche?) sounds good - a change from salmon croquettes.  Can you get us the recipe? 

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Chukibabee, this is the recipe that my mom used.  My dad thought it sounded weird, but she said he ate every crumb!!

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Sounds wonderful.  It's on the menu for this weekend.  Thanks.

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Let me know how you like it :-)

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That would be called "quiche" in a fancy restaurant, in the average american home "pie"!

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 my daughter in laws mom got to go to alaska 2 years ago. She brought home smoked salmon for everyone. then she canned some too.  It was good.  Here in beef country you don't get fresh fish like you guys do. I am green with envy! linda

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Funny stories - My Dad's family is from St. Louis, when they would come out for a visit we thought that fresh salmon, crab etc would be a treat - oh, no, they thought it was too "fishy" tasting!!!  My Grandma (that lived here) canned her own salmon too.  We don't get it all the time- only on special occasions or it someone has been out fishing on the{Puget} Sound and is lucky enough to catch one!! Fresh caught is definately better than the store version of "fresh" though!    

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Mom and Dad always canned salmon too.  If Dad went fishing on the coast and caught his limit, some of it always got canned and eaten especially on Fridays during Lent!

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I use this exact recipe only with fresh onion.  Canned salmon works well too! Makes me hungry just talking about it.

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