Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mexican Salmon Patties

Happy Cinco de Mayo! 

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army's victory over the invading French army in 1862. One way to celebrate? With food, of course!

I had planned on making salmon patties for dinner, so instead of my usual ingredients, I added some flavors of Mexican influence and here you go... Mexican Salmon Patties! The only thing that was missing was a margarita!

Mexican Salmon Patties

1 can salmon, drained
1 egg
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp lime juice
1/2 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded, and finely diced
1 rib celery, finely diced
1 T finely chopped cilantro
4 green onions, finely chopped
3 T crumbled Queso Fresco
3 T bread crumbs
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. Shape into patties. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour.

Oil for frying
1 egg, beaten
Panko bread crumbs

Dip each patty into the egg. Roll in Panko bread crumbs. Fry at 350F until browned on both sides.

Serve with rice and garnish with sliced avocado, lime wedges, and crumbled Queso Fresco

Makes 4 12-oz. patties