Francis’ Potato Patties

Cajun French: la patate (la pa-tat) – potato

 

IMG_2993Ms. Francis’ store was across the street from the local school. Since this was before the time of school lunches, she would sell hamburgers to the school children for lunch. On Friday’s, since this was a predominantly Cajun Catholic community, she would make potato patties instead of meat patties. Both of her burgers are still talked about and remembered by people today. Francis was John’s grandmother and while this is not her exact recipe, we wanted to honor her memory and the memories she left with us. Frances would use fish flakes and boiled potatoes to make her patties. We stepped it up a notch and used salmon and potato flakes.

Frances has been the inspiration for many of our dishes. In fact, we posted a potato croquette recipe a couple of years ago based on her recipe. At that time we used sweet potatoes. This one is closer to her original recipe.

Mais C’est Bon!

Enjoy!!

Ingredients:

14.75 oz. can Salmon

¾ cup chopped salad onion

¼ cup chopped red bell pepper

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp paprika

1 Tbl mayonnaise

1 cup potato flakes

1 cup bread crumbs

2 eggs

10 oz. beer

 

Place salmon in large bowl

Break up salmon into pieces

Add chopped onion and red bell pepper

Add potato flakes and bread crumbs

Combine above ingredients

Form well in center of bowl and add eggs

Mix eggs and combine with other ingredients

Add seasonings and combine

Form mixture into 6 patties about ½” thick

Refrigerate patties for about 30 minutes

Coat cast iron skillet, or other heavy skillet, with olive oil

Heat to medium

Place patties in skillet and cook until brown, turn and cook other side until brown

Remove from skillet and place patties on paper towel

Pepper and Onion
Pepper and Onion
Salmon and Onions
Salmon and Onions
Adding Red Bell Peppers
Adding Red Bell Peppers
Adding Potato Flakes
Adding Potato Flakes
Adding Bread Crumbs
Adding Bread Crumbs
Getting Mixed
Getting Mixed
Adding Eggs
Adding Eggs
Ready to make Patties
Ready to make Patties
Cooking
Cooking
Cooked Patties
Cooked Patties
Lettuce and Tomato
Lettuce and Tomato
Lettuce, Tomato, Pattie
Lettuce, Tomato, Pattie
Lettuce, Tomato, Pattie, and Red Onions
Lettuce, Tomato, Pattie, and Red Onions
Plated
Plated
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