By Kevin Williams
My parents have fixed salmon patties for as long as I can remember, and they were also a staple at my grandma’s house, especially during the Lenten season. Salmon is surprisingly popular among the Amish. In fact, one of the reasons Amish families initially moved to Montana was the proximity to good salmon and other cold water stream fishing. I had the chance to talk to the first Amish person to settle in Montana and he was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman who loved to fish.
Amish fisherman enjoy catching salmon, trout, and bluegill to name a few. Cans of salmon are not uncommon to find in Amish bulk food stores also, so salmon patties for supper in an Amish kitchen is something you’d find.
This is a recipe for salmon patties from an Amish woman in Pennsylvania. Enjoy!
- 1-1 pound can of salmon
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 3 /4 cup cracker crumbs
- 1 teaspoon chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 3 /4 cup of milk
- Shape into patties. Brown both sides in a skillet before serving.