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Help with Salmon Croquettes

CindyJ Feb 3, 2011 12:43 PM

For my whole life, I've been making salmon croquettes with canned salmon, and frying them in oil. I'd love to try a variation using fresh salmon and baking them in the oven. The challenge, as I see it, is having them come out as crispy on the outside as the pan-fried ones do. Does anyone have a recipe to recommend? Thanks!

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    Gail RE: CindyJ Feb 3, 2011 06:25 PM

    I actually used canned albacore because salmon seems so bland done in croquettes. Anyway, in a bowl I mix chopped green onions, 1 egg, some crumbs, lime or lemon juice, catsup, a shot of hot sauce and form into patties. I cook them on medium heat in a non-stick skillet until brown on both sides and hot in the middle.

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      nemo RE: CindyJ Feb 4, 2011 11:25 AM

      Cindy: I'm bumping your post because I'm interested in what the regulars have to say. I'm wondering if you coated them in panko before baking if that would give you a crispy exterior.

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        Gail RE: nemo Feb 4, 2011 06:03 PM

        Nemo,regulars? OMG

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          nemo RE: Gail Feb 5, 2011 04:56 AM

          Well, I mean the ones who often comment and whose opinions I've come to trust.

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        jvanderh RE: CindyJ Feb 4, 2011 12:13 PM

        I'd try starting with raw salmon and cooking them at 500.

        1. CindyJ RE: CindyJ Feb 5, 2011 05:05 AM

          My first attempt was not great. Here's what I did: I had a piece of salmon filet that weighed about a pound. I had had the skin removed at the fish market. I cut it into chunks and pulsed it through the food processor until it was almost mush (how else would you describe it?). I put that into a bowl to which I added some sauteed onions, one beaten egg, some panko to bind it, and salt and pepper. I formed it into about 8 croquettes, which I placed on a cookie sheet which I had covered with non-stick aluminum foil. I sprayed both sides of the croquettes with olive oil cooking spray and baked them at 425 for about 25 minutes, turning them once. The result -- they tasted okay, but not as tender on the inside as I would have liked, and the exterior never got that crisp coating I was after. Maybe I should have done as Nemo suggested and coated the exterior in panko.

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            spinachandchocolate RE: CindyJ Feb 5, 2011 09:46 AM

            what is your canned salmon recipe? i have a can of it and want to make them.

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              critter101 RE: CindyJ Feb 5, 2011 11:00 AM

              Here is a link to jfood's salmon croquettes. I've made them, and they're really good. If you follow the link down to the bottom, you'll see that classylady baked them with great success.

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