Salmon Cakes Recipe, Grandma’s Recipe Reconstructed

Photo Source: Andrea Knight @mediumandreaknight

Delicious and really easy to make, this is a quick spin on my Grandma’s recipe, salmon loaf. Takes about 15 minutes to assemble and sautee without optional sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 can salmon or tuna 12 oz or 2 5oz
  • 1 tsp grey poupon or whole ground mustard
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp panko crumbs (can be removed to make it gluten free or use almond flour)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Dash of salt and pepper to taste

Optional sauce (Grandma Ladwig’s recipe)

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsps flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 paprika
  • 1 egg

Combine all ingredients and form into patties. Heat a sautee pan with olive oil until the oil pops in the pan, about medium heat (2 to low on gas stoves power burner). Fry in sautee pan on both sides until browned. Should not take long, maybe a minute or two on both sides. Top with lemon butter, or the sauce below, and have paired with a light salad.

Optional sauce instructions

Melt butter in a saucepan at medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons flour and stir constantly to mix well for 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually add 1 cup of milk and stir constantly to make smooth and thick. Turn heat to low. Add mustard, ketchup, salt and paprika. Stir until blended and smooth. At last minute, turn off heat and add one egg. Stir and blend thoroughly. Do not reheat. Serve over salmon cakes or on the side.

Recipe: Spanakopita

I’ve been making spanakopita for years. The crusty filo dough is the perfect delivery system for this Greek spinach and cheese mixture. You can also ditch the filo and warm up the spinach and cheese mixture into rolled zucchini strips, eggplant or use as a side dish to any meal. spanakopita

Ingredients

1/2 cup ricotta

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

1 10oz package of chopped spinach

1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped fine

1/2 sauteed onion in olive oil

1 egg

1 tsp minced garlic

1/2 tsp dill

2 tbsp olive oil

1 package filo dough (found in frozen dessert section at your grocery store)

Directions

Mix all ingredients except the filo dough and the olive oil in a bowl. Sprinkle about 1/4 tsp of salt over mixture. Fold a filo dough sheet in half length wise. Put a couple tablespoons of the mixture at the top of the filo dough about 1.5 inches from the top. Fold the mixture in the filo dough into triangles as shown in the pictures above. Brush olive oil all over your filo triangle and put on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.

An alternative would be to put filo dough at the bottom of a 8″x8″ square pan and at the top, brushing olive oil over each filo dough sheet. Bake for 40 minutes 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

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