Salmon Croquettes with Sour Cream Dill Remoulade


For the last week my darling daughter Rachel has asked me to make her some “Smack Mackem” which is her silly term for Salmon Croquettes.  I’m not sure if this is a Southern dish or if people everywhere eat Salmon Croquettes, but I’ve eaten them my whole life.  When I was a kid we dipped them in ketchup, but now I like mine with a little Dill Remoulade.  Since mayonnaise is forbidden in my household, (Rachel hates it) I always substitute it with sour cream or greek yogurt.  Have you ever eaten Salmon Croquettes?  If not, here’s my version.  I hope you’ll try it sometime and let me know what you think.

Salmon Croquettes:

1 egg beaten

14.75 oz can Wild Alaska Pink Salmon crumbled and bones removed

1/3 cup chopped onion

2 TBS Sour Cream

1 TBS Melted Butter

1/2 cup Flour

1/2 cup Yellow Corn Meal

1/2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning or use Salt, Pepper and dash of Garlic Powder

Oil for Frying

Mix all ingredients and form into 4 equal sized patties.  Meanwhile in cast iron or heavy skillet add 1 inch of oil and heat on Medium setting.  Place patties into hot oil and cook about 4 minutes per side or until browned.  Place on parchment paper to drain.

Sour Cream Dill Remoulade:

1 Cup Sour Cream

1 1/2  tsp Dill Weed

Mix together and serve with Salmon Croquettes.


11 responses »

  1. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    My grandmother cooked Salmon Croquettes every Friday along with deep fried Catfish….they dipped theirs in tarter sauce (homemade) but I liked Franks hot sauce on mine. Thank you Ms. Lori for this trip down memory lane. Rachel is blessed.

    • Oh I love my cast iron skillet. I’ve had it for over 20 years and it still does it’s job. 😉 I hope you have a great Holiday week!

  2. Oh my, oh my, oh my . . . Salmon? Breaded salmon? Dipping sauce? Together?! These sound incredibly delicious; how is it I have never heard of them? Once another cheat night rolls around, I will be certain to see where I can find these, and if necessary, making them myself.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe. Also, they would make a great appetizer in mini bites!

    Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday, my friend.

    ~ C

    • Thank you Cara, I did have a great Sunday. I walked 3 miles and the weather here was cooler for a nice change. Yes, this is definitely a cheat day recipe. I only allowed myself a half of one and I still felt guilty. 🙂

      Hope you have the happiest of holiday weeks!


  3. My grandmother, mother, and everybody else from my childhood made these. We called them salmon patties. I made them for years too … with egg mixed in and bread crumbs and floured on the outside before frying. Your recipe sounds really good. I think I’ll break my sabbatical from the kitchen and fry up some! Thank you for the recipe!

    • Thanks George I hope you will try it but be prepared, the salmon cost $7.00 a can now. And I thought canned salmon was poor folks food! 😉

  4. Ooooh Lori! This sounds so yummy. I’ve never had Smack Mackem and will definitely try your recipe since i love salmon. Thanks for sharing. And sorry I haven’t been around for a while – we got hit by the weird winds that knocked out power and water for 5 days now and 100 degree heatwave. Finally got our power back last night. Phew.

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