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Salmon Croquettes – Recipe!

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If you know me, you know I don’t like leftovers.  I can’t stand to indulge on the same food that I have prepared in the same format and call it a great meal.  Yes, I know for many of you, it’s your thing to eat the same food over and over until it’s gone, but it’s definitely not what I prefer to do.  For me, variety is the spice of life.

I can eat leftovers if they are prepared in a totally different way and sometimes I cook a little extra, so I can use it for another meal; like with my Sheet Pan Honey Mustard Salmon & Brussels Sprouts Recipe.  Leftover salmon can be a tricky thing because often the flavors tend to deepen as it sits in the refrigerator.  However, I can actually eat day-old cooked salmon on top of salads or crackers, and still enjoy the experience, but I always think I can do much better.

Using cooked salmon along with steam baby potatoes and forming them into balls to create croquettes is something I can get my teeth around.  The creamy interior and crunchy exterior is what this experience is all about.  Transforming the salmon into these croquettes, along with a quick dipping sauce makes another great meal that I will definitely enjoy over and over again and I hope you will too.

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6 ounces cooked salmon

4 baby red potatoes, cooked (steam in microwave for 7 minutes)

1 shallot, minced

1 white egg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

pinch of red pepper flakes

1/4 cup grapeseed oil or vegetable oil

1/2 cup gluten-free flour

2 teaspoons chives, minced

Dipping Sauce

1/2 cup light mayonnaise

1 tablespoon sweet relish

1 teaspoons sriracha or hot sauce

(Makes 10-12 Croquettes)

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To Prepare:

1. In a food processor, add salmon, potatoes, shallot, egg white, salt, onion powder and pepper flakes.  Puree mixture until smooth.

2.  In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil.  Roll salmon mixture into balls, about half the size of a ping-pong ball, then roll into flour.  Place in oil and cook on all sides, about 5 minutes.  Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate, keep in the oven to keep warm.  Repeat until all croquettes are cooked.

3.  Stir together dipping sauce and dust croquettes with chives, serve immediately.  Enjoy!

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