The great thing about these salmon patties is you can add pretty much any ingredients you want to them. I opt for the more simple approach to appease the younger taste buds, but you can go as far as adding hot sauce, peppers, dried herbs, or any other small diced veggie. Just keep in mind when adding any ingredient that is liquid, you will need to increase your dry ingredients to maintain the right consistency.
1 (14 3/4 ounce) canned salmon
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup flour
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
Open salmon and drain thoroughly. Place drained salmon in mixing bowl and flake evenly with a fork. Add onion, corn meal, flour, mayonnaise, and egg. Stir until well blended.
Shape the mixture into patties about the size of an average burger or less. Cook in oil in skillet over medium heat until browned on each side. Turn once while frying.
Note: The mayonnaise helps the patties hold their shape and keeps them from being too dry.