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What sides with Salmon croquettes?

kengk Nov 1, 2012 08:03 AM

I'm speaking of the typical Southern style salmon patty. Canned salmon, egg, bread crumbs and pan fried.

I like them but don't really ever know what to serve with them.

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    benbenberi RE: kengk Nov 1, 2012 08:05 AM

    You can't go wrong with a salad, or your favorite veg. Something with a nice bright flavor to balance the mellowness of the croquettes.

    When I was a kid we always had salmon croquettes served with creamed corn.

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      Plano Rose RE: benbenberi Nov 1, 2012 02:19 PM

      scalloped potatoes and green peas

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      nemo RE: kengk Nov 1, 2012 08:53 AM

      In-season sliced tomatoes with a lemon vinaigrette, buttered petit pois, creamed spinach or kale, or definitely the green salad suggested by benbenberi.

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        4Snisl RE: kengk Nov 1, 2012 09:08 AM

        I too think of something bright and fresh....
        -salad/coleslaw with a tangy dressing
        -green bean and cherry tomato salad with lemon vinaigrette
        -roasted brussels sprouts with balsamic and toasted nuts
        -sauteed sugar snap peas and carrots with fresh mint

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          lcool RE: kengk Nov 1, 2012 09:28 AM

          I make salmon croquettes for my husband who loves them,not me at all.Favored sides,in season corn is #1 and 4Snisl got all the rest but one,stir fry cabbage.

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            kim2310 RE: kengk Nov 1, 2012 09:43 AM

            I make mine always with couscous (from a box, a spicy one) and frozen peas. Great combination.

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              valadelphia RE: kengk Nov 1, 2012 12:43 PM

              My mother always served them with grits and stewed tomatoes.

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                kengk RE: valadelphia Nov 1, 2012 01:55 PM

                Alright! the grits and tomatoes are the first to pique my interest. Maybe more of a tomato gravy instead of my idea of stewed tomatoes. The salmon, and tomato gravy would also go with rice.

                Thank you.

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                laliz RE: kengk Nov 1, 2012 01:46 PM

                Mac n cheese and cooked greens

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                  TroyTempest RE: laliz Nov 1, 2012 02:00 PM

                  Sounds close to what i grew up with, but better.
                  Growing up a common meal was salmon croquettes, Kraft Mac and cheese and canned Le Seur peas. This was often replicated with a different main course.

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                    kengk RE: TroyTempest Nov 1, 2012 02:03 PM

                    My mom usually served them with the Kraft mac and cheese (the kind with cheese powder) and steamed cabbage and cornbread.

                    I actually sounds good to me now that I'm hungry. When I started the thread it did not. : )

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                      TroyTempest RE: kengk Nov 1, 2012 02:32 PM

                      Everything that you said sounds good to me, except the Kraft Mac and cheese, now that i have had better Mac and cheese.
                      We also had the croquettes served with Knorr white sauce mix from the package.

                2. Uncle Bob RE: kengk Nov 1, 2012 01:48 PM

                  Sweet potato fries.......

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                    Moggiesx2 RE: Uncle Bob Nov 1, 2012 02:26 PM

                    You have to make homemade mayonaise and a side of creamy mashed potatoes with lots of pepper and butter in them a side dish of french green beans would complete the whole thing.Now I'm hungry.

                  2. hala RE: kengk Nov 1, 2012 02:47 PM

                    Carrot slaw from this recipe:


                    1. Bacardi1 RE: kengk Nov 1, 2012 03:25 PM

                      Pretty much anything goes, but just as with Salmon Loaf, I try to keep it simple. Usually just boiled or steamed buttered fresh green beans or broccoli, maybe some french fries or home fries, & a green salad.

                      Sometimes I'll make Hollandaise Sauce to accompany salmon cakes, croquettes, or loaf, in which case asparagus makes a nice side to go with the sauce.

                      (If I'm in a particularly "southern" mood, somtimes I'll cook the green beans with a can of stewed tomatoes.)

                      1. Chinon00 RE: kengk Nov 1, 2012 04:00 PM

                        White cheddar grits

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                          miss_belle RE: kengk Nov 1, 2012 04:46 PM

                          Sweet potato fries. Tarter sauce for the patties and ketchup for the fries. And some of you may need to close your eyes here_canned peas with plenty of butter. Along with crescent rolls or biscuits and more butter. One Of my favorite meals and great comfort food. I really love this meal

                          1. LaLa RE: kengk Nov 5, 2012 04:21 PM

                            in our house the salmon patties are a side when we have soup beans. Soup beans, salmon patties, fried potaoes and cornbread...with a big old dallop of chow chow

                            1. jmcarthur8 RE: kengk Nov 5, 2012 06:19 PM

                              Another vote for sweet potato fries - or seasoned baked sweet potato wedges. Mayonnaise for dipping the fries and the salmon patties.
                              Something green, cold and crunchy like cucumber and carrot salad on the side.

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                                robt5265 RE: kengk Nov 5, 2012 08:57 PM

                                The classic sauce is a cream sauce with english peas in it. Basically a bechamel. This sauce is to a croquette, what an olive is to a Martini.

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                                  Bacardi1 RE: robt5265 Nov 6, 2012 06:05 AM

                                  I seem to recall making a sauce like that years ago to serve over Salmon Loaf. Like you state, pretty much just a bechamel with peas, but mine also had chopped fresh dill in it.

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