Salmon Rissoles

Most people have foods that remind them of their childhood. For me, salmon rissoles is a big reminder of my mum’s cooking. How is it I remember the taste of her roast dinners and salmon rissoles but not the sound of her voice? As a kid we ate home cooked dinners five days a week. On weekends dad would prepare “little tea” for dinner – eggs or baked beans on toast or crackers and devon with some fruit perhaps.

My mum would often cook spaghetti with tomato sauce,¬†shepherds pie or salmon rissoles on week nights. I’ve modified her way of making the rissoles by using sweet potato instead of white potatoes. My grandmother uses rice. I rarely measure the ingredients, I just throw them together for an easy dinner. They consist of one can of salmon, one mashed sweet potato,¬†one egg, one diced onion and about 1/4 – 1/2 cup breadcrumbs. Parsley and pepper optional. Shape the mixture into patties and cook them in a pan until they are crisp and browned on both sides. My mum was good at not browning them too much, but still getting them to have a nice crust. The things we remember – 21 years on.

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  1. Sarah

    Hi,

    Thank you for sharing your mum’s recipe, any time I want to make this for my family I come searching for your recipe. I think it’s a beautiful memory you’ve shared and I wanted to let you know I appreciate your page. I’ve visited many times but thought I should leave you a message so you know your posts are read and enjoyed. Thank you, Sarah from Sydney, Australia

    • katieskitchenblog

      Hi Sarah,
      Thanks so much for leaving this message, it’s always lovely to hear from someone who has connected with what I’ve written. I hope your family enjoys the recipe! Isn’t that the great thing about cooking? The sharing of recipes, adjusting them to suit and passing them on.
      ~K

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