I would never have thought to post about some mundane fish patties were it not for this month's challenge. The Daring Cooks’ February 2012 challenge was hosted by Audax & Lis and they chose to present Patties for their ease of construction, ingredients and deliciousness! We were given several recipes, and learned the different types of binders and cooking methods to produce our own tasty patties!
Those aren't green sunflower seeds, it's the parsley ground in with them.
As it turns out, this was an opportunity to improv off a favorite easy recipe of mine, whose source is lost in the distant past.. These patties are very simple, using no flour or eggs, but ground sunflower seeds for the binder, which works very well. They hold together beautifully. It calls for a can of salmon, tuna, or mackerel, but as I had some left-over cooked salmon and perhaps half a can of sardines, guess what went in these? Add to that whatever herbs you like, half an onion, and some vinegar. I told you this was easy. As an added bonus, the recipe is so versatile. Different seasonings, different fish. You can see the orange flecks of salmon in there, bits of green parsley. If I had any dill that would have been an obvious choice.
Fantastic Fish Patties
1 can salmon, mackerel, tuna, etc. or the equivalent cooked fish
1/2 onion, minced
1 tablespoon vinegar
3/4 cup ground sunflower seeds
seasoning of choice, dill, parsley, oregano, fennel pollen
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Grind the sunflower seeds (I threw the parsley in there as well - about 1/4 cup) in a food processor. Flake your fish in a medium bowl, add in the remaining ingredients and mix well. Form into patties and fry in the oil for about 3 minutes on each side, or until they start to brown.
I didn't put these in slider buns, just served with some homemade dressing, freshly baked bread on the side and a slaw of carrots and cabbage. Delicious and quick, perfect for a week night meal. Check out The Daring Kitchen and just see how many kinds of patties people came up with.