Salmon Croquettes

The Backstory: Since I hadn’t made this dish in decades, I reached out to one of my Mah Jongg players for a good recipe for Salmon Croquettes. They unanimously led me to Debbie.  Debbie likes to cook and I understand, prepares some excellent meals. Since I have never tasted her cooking, I am going  by word of mouth, which for this group, has always yielded fabulous recipes! More of the Backstory after the recipe

Salmon Croquettes

Patty shaped and a little crusty , these mouth watering croquettes not only look good but the aroma makes you want to have some before you serveven them.
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 People


  • 2 14.75 ounce of canned Pink Salmon drain and remove bones
  • 2 eggs,beaten
  • 2-4 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 small onion grated
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2+ tbsp. matzo meal


  1. Heat a large skillet with oil on low to medium heat.
  2. Mix salmon, eggs, mayonnaise, onion, carrot, matzo meal, salt and pepper together. Shape into patties and fry about 4 minutes. Turn and fry about 3 minutes on the other side. Remove from pan and place on a paper towel to absorb any extra oil.
  3. Note: These are delicious served with mashed potatoes and a green salad or peas,

…The Backstory continues:  Unfortunately, Debbie has never written down a recipe.  This is so indicative of me and almost all of my Jewish friends (and the reason why my daughter, Jodi, created this site). Our mothers never did either, and we simply followed suit.  My mom always said ” You put in a little of this, a little of that and you adjust later.” And that’s what I did.

So I worked out the recipe, from memory. I hope you will try it and find it as delicious as it sounds and good enough to add to your collection.

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Myrna Turek

Myrna Turek

I'm a domestic goddess who got my 'PhD' in Home Ec in the early 1960s. I was married for 52 years and have six grandchildren. If it were up to me, everything would be fried. Including chocolate.
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