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Basic Salmon Croquettes

Prep time 10 mins
Fry time 6 mins
Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings
You can mix up the batter a few hours before you plan to cook these. I serve them with grits, but Test Kitchens Professional Angela Sellers says cooked white rice and hot sauce are a must for her family.

Ingredients

  • 1 (14-oz.) can pink salmon
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal mix
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons self-rising flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • Lemon-Caper Cream

How to Make It

  1. Drain salmon; remove skin and bones, and flake. Place salmon in a medium bowl. Stir in egg and next 4 ingredients until blended. (Batter will be wet.)

  2. Drop salmon mixture by tablespoonfuls into hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and slightly flatten with a fork. Fry, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm on a wire rack in a jelly-roll pan in a 200° oven. Serve with Lemon-Caper Cream.