Archive | April, 2012

Salmon Patties (Croquettes) Revisited

13 Apr

I felt like having Salmon Patties for lunch today, but didn’t feel like eating anything heavy.  My quest for healthy eating is a continual one.  I have to admit, it’s not as easy to keep up with as I thought.  That’s mainly because sometimes I find myself busy and away from home all day.  The easiest thing to do is pick up something while I’m out.  I don’t beat myself up for it, but I would like to be more consistent.  And, since I had planned on going to the gym after eating lunch, I knew I had to have a light meal.

What I came up with may sound weird, but it worked!  My first taste tester was my picky sister.  She dismisses food at the first sight of something visually displeasing or anything that smells funny (to her of course,lol)!  The heavenly aroma is what attracted her to my creation.

Quinoa Salmon Patties

Canned salmon in water

Minced Zucchini

Diced Onion

Diced Bell Pepper

Salt

Pepper

Oregano

Basil

Cooked Quinoa

Flour

Eggs

Mix all ingredients (with the exception of the last two to taste).  Add in enough egg and flour to act as a binder.  If you don’t, the patties will fall apart.  Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan.  Form hamburger like patties and fry till desired crispiness on each side.  Serve hot.

These babies were full of flavor and filling!  After several hours, I was still satisfied.  I never felt that lazy, must take a nap full, but I was no longer hungry and absolutely happy!

 

Oh, I must add that the kids (ages 3 and 13) enjoyed them too!

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