You know you have always wanted the recipe for Crabby Patties. You watch Sponge Bob and you wonder, just what is in that Crabby Patty? You think that it’s just a hamburger, but tonight I am going to tell you that you are wrong.
Tonight I was informed by my girls that what I have always known as Salmon Patties, are actually Crabby Patties.
I grew up having Salmon Patties. I have no idea where the recipe came from. Maybe my mom picked it up while they were living in Alaska. I don’t know, but I do know that I have always loved them. I remember mama serving them with mashed potatoes and peas. Now we have them with Caesar Salad and mashed potatoes. We also dip the patties in Caesar dressing. They are incredibly rich though and since we have cut our fried food consumption to almost zero, we don’t have them often.
Salmon Patties aka Crabby Patties
1 160z can pink salmon, drain and reserve liquid
1/3 cup finely minced onion
1/2 cup flour
2 Tbls of the reserved liquid
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
Oil for frying and preferably an iron skillet to fry them in.
Drain salmon, reserving the liquid. Mix salmon, egg, and onion. Add the flour. In a small bowl combine 2Tbls of the reserved liquid with the baking powder. Combine with the salmon mixture. With a 1 oz scoop, measure out the mixture and form into disks by hand. You can do 2 oz. patties however you will need to flatten them into larger disks so that they will cook through. Form all the patties before you start frying them.
Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in the pan on medium heat. Fry until they are golden brown on each side and drain on paper toweling. Serve hot with Caesar dressing.