Main Course: Salmon Potato Croquettes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 1 can (about 213 grams) salmon, drained and well-mashed with a fork
  • ¼ cup grated onion or 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 egg, well-beaten
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs or wheat germ or crushed soda crackers
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Optional: ¼ teaspoon dried dill or parsley
  • Optional: Replace ½ cup of the mashed potato with sweet potato, carrot or butternut squash

Directions for Preparation

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the first four ingredients until well combined.
  2. Form 1 tablespoon of the potato mixture into a ball then flatten into a ½ inch patty. Press the flattened ball into the breadcrumbs or wheat germ or crushed soda crackers. Then repeat on the other side. Place on a cookie sheet.
  3. Repeat for the remaining croquettes.
  4. If possible, store in the fridge for 30 minutes to harden the croquettes.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan. Place croquettes in the sizzling oil. Flip when golden brown. Repeat for the remaining croquettes.
  6. Cool on paper towel

Canned salmon is rich in protein, vitamin D, calcium (from the bones) and healthy omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fats are heart-healthy fats and promote healthy brain development in babies.

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