Saturday, April 14, 2012

One more thing....

The plate as served for the adult day care lunch.
As I mentioned in the previous post, there is one more recipe from the Adult Day Care lunch that I provided the first Tuesday of this month - Baked Salmon Croquettes.  This was the first time I had made this recipe, which comes from the cookbook from the church where Machoman served as associate minister for eight years. 


15 1/2 oz. can pink salmon
1/4 cup butter
2 Tablespoons chopped onion
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup crushed corn flakes (divided)

- Drain salmon, reserving liquid.  Add enough milk to liquid to measure one cup.  Set aside.  Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat.  Add flour, stirring until smooth.  Cook one minute, stirring constantly.  Add liquid and continue cooking until thickened and bubbly.  Stir in salt and pepper.  Set aside.
- Remove skin and bones from salmon.  Flake with a fork.  Add lemon juice, 1/2 cup corn flakes, and white sauce, stirring well.  Refrigerate until chilled. 
- Shape into croquettes.  Roll in remaining corn flakes.  Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees F. for about 30 minutes.  Makes 8 servings. 
- These may be made the night before and baked the next day.  Leftover croquettes can be frozen.  To serve, place in a foil pan and place in a hot oven until heated.

I must admit that, although these were good,  I actually prefer my "old standby" recipe for Salmon Patties, which I have used for years.  I have never tried to bake them in the oven, however, and this recipe simplified preparation for as many as 20 people.

Although we have had some slight frosty conditions a couple of mornings this week, everything that was blooming seems to have escaped any damage.  We have had plenty of sunshine, and Machoman, Big Munchkin, and The Husband have worked in the garden.  Several things have been planted/set out, so now all we have to do is wait to see how they respond.  If all goes well, we will have potatoes, corn, tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, and onions. 

I really appreciate those of you who are following along.  I love reading your comments!

Next post - Dirt....


  1. Thanks to you, the folks eat very, very well at this home! xo

  2. We're having grilled salmon tonight. This recipe looks like something my girls might even try. Your folks do eat very well thanks to you.

  3. Just at first glance, it appears that some of those dry ingredients could be omitted, and perhaps an egg or two added for moistness, but who am I to say, since I've never made salmon patties in my life!?! Since my hubby does not like anything that even sounds like seafood, that's something I've not experienced. I'm sure they were quite tasty, though.

  4. I would have never thought to add cornflakes. My mother made the best ones ever and I have tried to duplicate her recipe a few times. Now I am wondering if she used cornflakes. I am copying this recipe over. Thanks- Hope you have a great weekend- xo Diana

  5. Oh Nellie..what a blessing you are! These salmon patties sound so good. My mother use to make them a lot, so I know how wonderful they are! I'm sure the folks at the care center enjoyed them too!


  6. I am amazed you have done in your garden. Or are working toward it.
    After our rain storm we can't even get out there because of the deep mud.
    I always enjoy your recipes. I hope you have a lovely Sunday.

  7. Hi Nellie...When I was a child my mother would make salmon patties with this awful white sauce with sliced hard cooked eggs in it. I wouldn't eat it. I just gagged when I tried. It took me alot of years to get over that. Sometimes childhood food impressions do that. Now I make a killer cheesy cream sauce with the sliced eggs over english muffins with bacon. But to this day I can't eat a salmon pattie. Yours looks so good though. I know the folks at the adult center loved it.


  8. I think I'll try these sometime!