EXTREMELY HEALTHY SALMON PATTIES
For easy salmon patties that you can grab out of the fridge for a quick protein fix or chop and throw into a salad, these are the answer! At about 100 calories each, with 10 grams of protein, they pack a low cal protein punch.
When I was a kid my dad made these but in an unhealthy way. Back then he’d crush a sleeve of white crackers, add a couple of eggs, salt and pepper, mold them into patties and then fry them (of course) in some bacon grease.
SWITCH UP YOUR FAVORITE OLD RECIPES
I’ve switched my dad’s recipe to make these healthy by replacing the crackers with ground oatmeal, I substituted the eggs with two egg whites, and instead of frying, I bake them.
Alaskan salmon is a rich source of long-chained omega-3 fatty acids. Oatmeal is healthier than refined grain saltines, has less carbohydrates and more fiber. Adding the bell pepper, onion and garlic, which I sautéed in coconut oil, adds vitamin C and some excellent medium chain triglycerides(from the coconut oil). So here you have an extremely healthy patty!!
1/2 C. chopped red bell pepper
1/2 C. chopped onion
2 T. minced garlic
1 T. coconut oil
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
2 T. Dijon mustard
1 t. kosher salt
1/2 t. ground fresh black pepper
1/4 t. ground red pepper
1 C. oatmeal, pulverized in processor or blender
2 egg whites
2 cans, drained, Alaskan salmon
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Heat coconut oil in skillet, add bell pepper, onion, and garlic, cook until softened, about 8 minutes. Then add the next five ingredients and stir. Add the oatmeal flour and cook for 5 more minutes. Let cool. Meanwhile, empty drained salmon into a large bowl and smash with a fork. When vegetables are cool, add egg whites to blend, then add to salmon, mixing well. Form into patties and place on cookie sheet lined with foil or sprayed to prevent sticking. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Serve hot or cold.
Have you got a healthy patty recipe to share with me? Send it to me in the comment section below!