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.
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
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon sweet relish
1 teaspoons sriracha or hot sauce
(Makes 10-12 Croquettes)
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!