These delicious Southern Salmon Croquettes are a quick and easy soul food classic done right! Nice and tender on the inside full of salmon flavor and aromatics, yet crunchy and delicious on the exterior from an irresistible cornmeal breading, you will make these time and time again.
1/2cupfinely diced onionwe use the food processor, this was about ½ an onion for us
1/4cupfinely diced green pepper
1/4tspred pepper flakes
1/2cupyellow cornmealoptional (you can omit or use flour if you prefer)
In a large bowl, add salmon, flour, onion, green pepper, egg, worcheshire sauce, salt, pepper flakes and black pepper and mix until well combined. The mixture will be somewhat softer and looser so you will have to handle with care but don’t worry, they will fry up just fine.
Add cornmeal to a plate and set aside.
Shape medium to small sized patties then carefully roll in cornmeal and set aside. (If you want to make them easier to work with, add to the refrigerator for about 15 minutes to firm up more).
Add oil to cast iron skillet and heat until oil reaches 375. Fry croquettes until golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes on each side, and drain on paper towels then serve.