Read it and get the recipe: William Faulkner's Salmon Croquettes
My mother grew up in a small town in Mississippi not too far from Oxford, and she cooked salmon croquettes a lot. I remember the thrill of finding one of the little chunks of bone in my croquettes (I know, a little gross- but they were soft and crumbly, and it was like a cool surprise). Other than shrimp, fried catfish, and a rare foray into something exotic like snapper, this was the only seafood my family ever ate at home.
To me, canned salmon is no different than canned tuna (which I eat often), and it's relatively cheap. Maybe it's something that was ingrained in me as a kid, but while I'm not a big fan of fresh salmon, I do love these croquettes. It could also be the crackers, onions, and the fact that they're fried in butter.
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Does anyone else eat salmon croquettes?
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