We’re in the midst of Lent, and some people in this family who remind me of that more than ever. It’s possible those people happen to be six year old little boys who go to Catholic school where they teach you not to eat meat in Lent on Fridays.
I will not be the one to disillusion him in his quest, and I like the reminders to follow the traditions I grew up with (as we’re now Episcopal, they aren’t to hard and fast with the giving things up or avoiding meat).
I don’t really want to be stuck with spaghetti each week or plain tuna fish or grilled salmon. This is the perfect time to do some other things that we don’t cook or eat too often. I think I fell upon the perfect solution (thank you, Sampling People at Costco!).
2 6oz cans of salmon
1 egg, beaten
3/4 c bread crumbs (save those heels of the crusty loaves you buy and don’t quite finish!)
1 T parsely, chopped
Place the cans of salmon (and their liquid) into a bowl. Gently flake, but do your best to keep nice chunks in there. Add the beaten egg, parsley, and pepper. Gently combine. Add 1/3 c bread crumbs and stir again.
Form the salmon into approximately 10 patties. Roll them in the remaining bread crumbs.
In a heavy skillet, heat on medium low enough oil to cover the bottom. Fry the patties on one side, add a little more oil and flip to fry the second side.
Yum! (ok, so my husband made them this time and minced the salmon, used flour in place of bread crumbs and then reheated them when I got home… they don’t look as good as they usually do, but they tasted great!)
As you can see, we served them with rice and corn. It was a great combo, and the wee ones loved them. Be grateful I have a picture, as there were no leftovers and I almost forgot until I was halfway through eating.