Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My Kind of Burgers and Fries

I was on the phone with my mom a couple weeks ago, and she told me she was making Salmon Burgers for dinner. Now the hubs and I have tried Whole Foods salmon burgers once and were pretty disappointed, so I turned my nose up a bit in response, but B said she actually made these herself instead. When she explained the recipe and I heard how easy AND healthy it sounded, I said I must have it.

Here's what she emailed me and I finally gave it a try last night:

B's Salmon Burgers

1st email:

15 1/2 oz. can of salmon = drain liquid, discard any skin and bones.
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1 TBSP fresh chopped parsley
1 TBSP fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste (I usually eliminate this)

Mix all ingredients together and form into 4 patties. Saute in a small amount of canola oil (I usually just use SPAM) until done.

2nd email:

Please note I use PAM not SPAM

Man, I love her.

Having never tried canned salmon before, I was a little scurred at the note telling me to discard the skin and bones that the can might contain.

I opened my can with much trepidation.

But gave a sigh of relief.

See that's no so bad

Well, there were some skin and bones, but nothing I couldn't handle.

And instead of using PAM, or SPAM, or Green Eggs and Ham, I just used the Misto and sprayed the pan with Olive Oil.

I added some baked sweet potato fries (peel, cut up, and toss in olive oil and spices and bake at 400 for about 20 minutes) and a small salad and it was a quick, easy, healthy, delish dinner for me and the hubs.

Now that is the kind of burger and fries I won't feel guilty about eating on the regular.

Getting my link on:


  1. I've never tried salmon burger before but these look delicious. Thanks for sharing on Newlyweds Recipe linky. I am pinning this recipe. Feel free to follow me at

    1. Definitely give it a try, I'd love to hear what you think of it! Love all the ideas you have to share on your blog.

  2. I love something healthy that you can make from your pantry. We can use this recipe camping too. Please share this recipe on my foodie friday linky today. I'll pin it too.

  3. Totally agree, Diane! It's got everything I look for in a recipe: fast, easy, healthy and delish. I just linked it up!

  4. I love the story about Tar Heels... but I would because I'm a CT Yankee. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe please come back next week.