I have tried Salmon Croquettes Patti Labelle Recipe several times before. Does ‘croquettes’ sound kind of complicated to you? The good news is, even if it sounds twisted, the recipe is pretty straightforward. Especially if we talk about salmon croquettes Patti Labelle.
This is a delicious recipe by Patti Labelle that uses canned salmon as it’s quicker to prep and more budget-friendly. Other ingredients like onion, pepper, and salt are used to spice up the dish. And, self-raising flour and cornmeal are used to give the croquettes another level of crispiness.
Okay, let’s not make your mouth water. Let’s scroll down to know all about the recipe.
Are Salmon Croquettes and Salmon Patties Same?
A common query I’ve heard people ask is ‘are salmon croquettes and salmon patties the same?’.
Well, they are not exactly the same thing. ‘Salmon patties’ is a general term that doesn’t indicate a specific profile whereas ‘salmon croquettes’ come with specifically southern-inspired spices. Chefs lightly bread croquettes for creating a crispy crust. And, patties do not have such tasty exterior as croquettes.
Also, patties are typically made with fresh salmon but croquettes recipes use canned salmon.
Salmon Croquettes Patti Labelle Recipe
Here, you’ll get the whole recipe with the nutrition facts of salmon croquettes by Patti Lebelle.
- Pink Salmon: 1 can
- Cornmeal: ½ cup
- Self-Raising flour: ¾ cup
- Vegetable oil: ¾ cup
- Onion: ½ cup
- Salt: 1 tablespoon
- Egg: 1
- Bell pepper: ¼ cup
- Worcheshire sauce: ½ tablespoon
- Take one of the large bowls in your kitchen and mix the salmon, Worcheshire sauce, bell pepper, egg, onions, flour, pepper, and salt in it.
- After mixing the ingredients properly, make patties of them. Try to keep the patties medium to small-sized.
- Take an open container and add the cornmeal to it.
- This time, take the vegetable oil in a pan. Start heating the oil and check when the oil’s temperature reaches 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Now, we’ll fry the patties but before that, dip them in cornmeal one by one. Also, spread a kitchen towel on a separate plate.
- Start frying the patties now. Fry them until golden brown. This should take 5-8 minutes.
- Once done, move the patties to the plate lined with a kitchen towel. It will help them to dry out the excess oil.
- Calories: 180 kcal
- Protein: 2 g
- Fat: 15 g
- Carbohydrate: 11 g
- Calcium: 5 mg
- Sodium: 58 mg
- Fibre: 1 g
- IroFibren: 0.3 mg
- Vitamin A: 45 IU
- Vitamin C: 3 mg
- Cholesterol: 14 mg
- Sugar: 1 g
How to Store Salmon Croquettes
Use an airtight container to store your salmon croquettes and place them in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
And, reheating salmon croquettes isn’t a big deal either. The simplest way is to place them on a rimmed baking sheet. Then, cover them using aluminium foil (cover loosely). Set your oven’s temperature at 350℉ and leave it for 10 minutes. Yes, that’s it.
If you want to freeze salmon croquettes, well, you can do that. Even, freezing salmon patties before or after cooking is okay.
For freezing the patties before cooking, use waxed paper and foil to wrap every patty tightly. It’s okay to freeze them for 2 months. Whenever you want to cook them, just let the patties thaw in your refrigerator overnight.
To freeze cooked salmon croquettes, wrap them tightly in the same way. Cooked ones also last for around 2 months in the freezer. When you’re ready to cook them, let the patties thaw in your refrigerator overnight.
To reheat frozen salmon croquettes, use the same process we mentioned before to reheat refrigerated salmon croquettes.
Bonus Tips for The Best Salmon Croquettes
- Before you start cooking the patties, chill them for a minimum of 1 hour (up to 24 hours). It helps the croquettes to stay together throughout the cooking process.
- The egg here works as a binder. Still, we recommend you use a filler like Saltine cracker crumbs. It’s also okay if you use simply bread crumbs for this purpose.
- You can always use fresh Salmon and ground it at your home. Moreover, adding mayo or cilantro to the mixture will take its taste to a new level.
What Can You Serve with Salmon Croquettes?
The dish goes amazingly with anything from green vegetables to starchy veggies such as potatoes. Here are some options you may pair with the dish and make a delicious breakfast in no time.
- Vegetables like roasted broccoli, grilled eggplant, roasted asparagus, and grilled potatoes can be some great options.
- Grits can be an unbeatable match for salmon croquettes.
- Fries like sweet potato fries or air-fryer French fries are a fantastic choice with salmon croquettes.
- And, you can add any fruit or veg salad with the item. You won’t regret it!
You can also read: Botw Salmon Manure Recipe
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do Salmon Patties Fall Apart?
Not using enough cracker crumbs can cause the salmon patties to fall apart. Unnecessarily wet patties often fall apart. So, make sure you use enough crumbs for binding the ingredients together.
Can I Use Canned Tuna Instead of Canned Salmon for The Recipe?
Yes, of course. This will be equally delicious as canned salmon. You may just not call it ‘salmon croquettes’ (chuckles!) and that’s it.
How to Make Salmon Croquettes Gluten-Free?
Replace the breadcrumbs with ⅓ cup of blanched almond flour. And, add 2 tablespoons of coconut flour to it. This small change will make the dish gluten-free.
What if There Are Bones in My Canned Salmon?
It’s okay to find small bones in canned salmon and you don’t necessarily need to pick them out. The bones will break and be edible throughout the cooking process. In fact, you’ll get a great source of calcium.
Hopefully, you’ve got a complete guide on how to make salmon croquettes Patti Labelle at home. Since this recipe doesn’t require too many ingredients, it can be a great addition to your breakfast. Serve and enjoy it with your friends and family. Bon appetite!