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Old Fashioned Salmon Patties

I love salmon patties.  I always have.  My MawMaw Light knew how much I loved them, and each time I’d go visit her as a girl – she’d always have a tinfoil pie plate sitting in her toaster oven waiting for me – filled to the brim with her homemade salmon patties, fried okra, & fried squash.  The first thing I’d do when I got to her house was hug on her & my PawPaw Buddy, and then go straight to the kitchen to pull my waiting plate out to feast upon.  In fact, I can’t remember a single time that I came to visit that I didn’t have a plate of her salmon patties, okra, & squash waiting for me.  Oh, what a memory.  A delicious memory at that!
MawMaw doesn’t do as much cooking anymore, but I will always have fond memories of those little tinfoil pie plates filled with some of my favorite foods waiting just for me. She gave me her recipe many years ago after I got married, and it’s the only way I make my salmon patties to this day.
I always keep salmon stocked in my pantry for this purpose.  Having a can of salmon around makes getting a flavorful home-cooked meal on the table a breeze. Its homemade made easy!

1 (14 3/4 ounce) canned salmon
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup flour
1 egg
3 tablespoons mayonnaise

Open salmon and drain thoroughly. Place drained salmon in mixing bowl and flake evenly with a fork.
Add onion, corn meal, flour, mayonnaise, and egg. Stir until well blended.
Shape the mixture into patties about the size of an average burger or less.
Cook in oil in skillet over medium heat until browned on each side. Turn once while frying.
Note: The mayonnaise helps the patties hold their shape and keeps them from being too dry