Salmon Croquettes are a classic southern dish perfect for an easy family dinner. Bright, tangy remoulade pairs with these delightful fresh and golden brown salmon croquettes to make a quick, easy, and healthy dinner.
In a small mixing bowl, add all sauce ingredients. Stir to combine. Then, cover and refrigerate while preparing the salmon croquettes.
In a large mixing bowl, add all of the croquette ingredients except for the butter. Stir to combine or mix with your hands.
Shape salmon mixture into eight (8) patties. Place on a lined baking sheet, and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Add half of the salmon croquettes to the hot skillet. Cook 3-5 minutes until lightly browned. Flip the patties and repeat the same on the other side. Repeat for the remaining salmon croquettes, adding more butter if necessary.
Serve warm with sauce.
Prep the sauce first then pop it in the fridge while you make the croquettes. This will allow the flavors in the sauce to meld together and become extra yummy.
Be sure to freeze the croquettes for 30 minutes. This will help the croquettes staying together during the frying process. Don't keep them in the freezer for more than 30 minutes or they won't cook all the way through.
To add a little extra spice, add a dash of hot sauce to the remoulade. (There's a little spice in the salmon croquettes, too, so you may want to taste test first!)
What kind of salmon to use: I like to use salmon that I cooked and flaked myself OR the pre-cooked kind from the pouch, as I don't like the skin and bones in the canned version. If you're okay with the skin and bones in the canned salmon, feel free to use that too, just make sure it's well drained.
To make these gluten free, just use gluten free bread crumbs or an equal amount of crushed rice cakes.
What to serve with salmon croquettes: For a quick, easy, and light dinner serve these with a light salad or some creamy homemade coleslaw. For a comfort food take, try sweet potato mashed potatoes or grits.
The nutrition facts are for ONE croquette and about half of a tablespoon of the sauce.