Even at the busiest of times, when trips to the supermarket are few and far between, I almost always have tinned salmon, breadcrumbs and chilli flakes in the pantry and some eggs in the fridge, which together make up the essential ingredients for one of my all-time most reliable pantry meals – salmon and chilli patties.
They’re not just one of the quickest and easiest standbys around, they almost couldn’t be healthier with lots of omega-3 fats, wholegrains, low GI carbs and some veg thrown in there too. Serve them as they are with a salad or pop them in a wholemeal burger bun with some lettuce, tomato and whatever other fillings you fancy.Ingredients (Serves 4):
400g tin salmon, skin and large bones removed
3/4 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs
1/2 onion, finely diced
125g tin sweetcorn, drained
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Place salmon in a large bowl and mash well. Add all other ingredients except oil and mix until well combined.
- Using wet hands, shape mixture into 8 patties.
- Heat oil in a large frypan and fry patties for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Serve with finely sliced chilli, fresh coriander and salad.