Patti LaBelle Salmon Croquettes Recipe

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By Lori Walker, MS, RD | Published on August 2, 2023 | Last Updated on August 19, 2023

Patti labelle salmon croquettes are a delicious way to utilize canned pink salmon. They feature a blend of fresh diced vegetables, and the perfect amount of spices to bring out all the flavors in this dish. 

What’s more? They’re incredibly easy to make – so you can have a tasty meal on the table in no time! On top of that, they’re incredibly versatile; serve them as a main dish or side dish – the possibilities are endless!

In this step-by-step guide and learn how to make the perfect Patti labelle salmon croquettes.

Patti LaBelle Salmon Croquettes Recipe

What are Patti labelle salmon croquettes? 

Patti labelle salmon croquettes are a flavorful blend of canned pink salmon, diced vegetables, and the perfect combination of spices just the way famous singer Patti labelle liked. They are then coated in a combination of self-raising flour, cornmeal and egg. Patti labelle salmon croquettes make an excellent main dish or side dish, depending on your preference.

What does it taste like ?

Patti labelle salmon croquettes are incredibly flavorful and savory. The canned pink salmon lends a unique flavor to the dish, while the onion, bell pepper, and seasonings add a complexity of flavor that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

The combination of self-raising flour and cornmeal provide a crunchy texture that pairs perfectly with the tender and vegetables. 

How did I first get introduced to the Patti labelle salmon croquettes ? 

I first got introduced to Patti LaBelle’s Salmon Croquettes during a family reunion I attended when I was about 10 years old. 

My uncle was a big fan of the famous singer Patti Labella and he bought one of her cookbooks where Patti shared her special Salmon croquettes recipe. 

As a treat for all of us, my uncle cooked up a big batch of the delicious croquettes for dinner. They were an instant hit with everyone who tried them and I still remember how amazing they tasted.

I was so impressed with the flavor of the salmon croquettes that, from then on, I asked my uncle to make them every time we got together. Eventually, he shared the recipe with me and I’ve been making them ever since!

The best part about Patti LaBelle’s Salmon Croquettes recipe is that it’s so easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a delicious dinner on the table in no time at all! It’s no wonder why this has become one of my favorite go-to recipes over the years. 

How to make Patti labelle salmon croquettes ? 

Making these delightful little patties requires minimal effort yet yields maximum results in flavor. All you need is a can of pink salmon, some diced vegetables and the correct combination of spices.

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Ingredients

  • Pink Salmon: A high-quality, canned fish that is rich in protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Onion: A vegetable with a pungent flavor known for adding depth to many dishes.
  • Bell Pepper: An incredibly versatile vegetable with a sweet and crisp flavor that works well in soups, salads, and stir-fries.
  • Self-Raising Flour: A flour that is pre-mixed with baking powder and salt. It’s perfect for making cakes, pancakes, muffins, and other baked goods.
  • Egg: A nutritious and versatile ingredient used in a variety of dishes. It can be boiled, scrambled, fried or used as an emulsifier when baking.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: A savory condiment that adds depth and flavor to many dishes. It is a combination of vinegar, molasses, anchovies, onions, garlic and spices.
  • Salt: An essential ingredient that brings out the natural flavors of food.
  • Pepper: A spice used in many dishes to add a kick of flavor and depth.
  • Cornmeal: A coarsely ground flour made from dried corn kernels that can be used to make breads, muffins, and other baked goods.
  • Vegetable Oil: A neutral-flavored oil with a high smoke point that is perfect for deep-frying or stir-frying dishes.
Patti LaBelle Salmon Croquettes Recipe

Step by step instructions

Step 1

Start by dicing the onion and bell pepper.

Step 2

In a large bowl mix together the salmon, diced onion and bell pepper, egg, Worcestershire sauce and self-raising flour. Mix everything together well.

Step 3

In a separate bowl mix together the cornmeal, salt and pepper.

Step 4

Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat.

Step 5

Take 2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll it into small balls and coat them with the cornmeal mix.

Step 6

Place the salmon croquettes in the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.

Step 7

Remove from oil and drain on a kitchen towel or paper towels.

Step 8

Place them on a plate and serve hot.

Tips:

  • If you are having trouble rolling the patties, wet your hands with some cold water to prevent the mixture from sticking.
  • Make sure to keep an eye on the temperature of the oil and adjust as necessary. The oil should be hot enough to cook the croquettes quickly, but not so hot that they burn before cooking through.
Patti LaBelle Salmon Croquettes Recipe

Patti LaBelle Salmon Croquettes Recipe

Patti labelle salmon croquettes are a delicious way to utilize canned pink salmon. They feature a blend of fresh diced vegetables, and the perfect amount of spices to bring out all the flavors in this dish. What’s more? They’re incredibly easy to make – so you can have a tasty meal on the table in no time!
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 180kcal

Equipment

  • Thermometer
  • kitchen towel
  • plate

Ingredients

  • 1 can Pink Salmon
  • ½ cup Onion. Diced
  • ¼ cup Bell Pepper. Diced
  • ¾ cup Self-Raising Flour
  • 1 Egg. Large
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • ½ cup Cornmeal
  • ¾ cup Vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Start by dicing the onion and bell pepper.
  • In a large bowl mix together the salmon, diced onion and bell pepper, egg, Worcestershire sauce and self-raising flour. Mix everything together well.
  • In a separate bowl mix together the cornmeal, salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Take 2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll it into small balls and coat them with the cornmeal mix.
  • Place the salmon croquettes in the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Remove from oil and drain on a kitchen towel or paper towels.
  • Place them on a plate and serve hot.

Notes

  • If you are having trouble rolling the patties, wet your hands with some cold water to prevent the mixture from sticking.
  • Make sure to keep an eye on the temperature of the oil and adjust as necessary. The oil should be hot enough to cook the croquettes quickly, but not so hot that they burn before cooking through.
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Nutritional Information:

One serving of salmon croquettes contains 180 kilocalories. Additional nutritional information includes;

  • 15g of Fat
  • 2g of Protein
  • 11g of Carbs
  • 1 g of Fiber
  • 14mg of Cholesterol
  • 58mg of Sodium
  • 1g of Sugar
  • Vitamin A 45IU
  • Vitamin C 3mg
  • Calcium 5mg
  • Iron 0.3mg

What to serve with Patti labelle salmon croquettes?

These delicious patties are great on their own or served with a side of your favorite vegetables. They pair especially well with mashed potatoes, chili, coleslaw, or mac and cheese.

How to store leftover Patti labelle salmon croquettes? 

Leftover Salmon Patti labelle’s can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat them in a hot oven or a skillet until heated through.

Can pregnant women eat  this ? 

Yes, pregnant women can enjoy this dish as long as all ingredients are cooked thoroughly. It is advised to consult with your healthcare provider before consuming due to the potential risks associated with consuming undercooked fish.

FAQS 

What is the best way to cook Patti labelle salmon croquettes?

The best way to cook these patties is by frying them in hot oil and cooking until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.

Can I use other types of canned fish for this recipe?

Yes, you can substitute the canned pink salmon for other types of canned fish such as tuna or sardines. Just make sure to drain and flake the fish before using it in the recipe.

Is this dish suitable for a vegan diet?

No, this dish is not suitable for a vegan diet due to the use of egg and animal byproduct (canned fish).

Does this dish require any special equipment?

No, this recipe does not require any special equipment. All you need is a large bowl and pan to mix and cook the ingredients. A tablespoon or ice cream scoop can be used as well to portion out the croquettes.

Do I need to use fresh vegetables for this recipe?

No, you can use frozen pre-cut vegetables for this recipe if desired. Just make sure they are thawed and drained before adding them to the mixture.

Is there any way to make this dish healthier?

Yes, you can substitute some of the self-raising flour with whole wheat flour for added nutrition. You can also use olive oil or vegetable oil instead of butter or lard to reduce saturated fat and cholesterol. Finally, opt for fresh vegetables over canned to increase the amount of vitamins and minerals in the dish.

Are Patti labelle salmon croquettes gluten-free?

No, this recipe is not gluten-free as it contains self-raising flour. To make this dish suitable for a gluten-free diet, you can use an all purpose gluten free flour blend instead of the self-raising flour.

Are Patti labelle salmon croquettes easy to prepare?

Yes, these patties are very easy to make as they require minimal effort. All you need is a can of pink salmon, some diced vegetables and the correct combination of spices. The whole process only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish!

Wrapping Up  

Patti labelle salmon croquettes are a delicious and easy to make dish that is perfect for a weeknight meal or special occasion. With just the right combination of canned fish, vegetables and spices you can create this savory dish in no time!

Enjoy these patties on their own or served with your favorite side dishes. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. This dish is also gluten-free friendly when using a gluten free flour blend instead of the self-raising flour.

Hope you found this guide helpful and have fun making your own patties!

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My name is Lori Walker. I’m a registered dietitian, food blogger and food enthusiast. I share easy healthy, delicious recipes on my blog and review necessary kitchen items. The recipes I share take less… Read more

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