These kid-friendly, homemade wild salmon bites use canned fish, delicious breadcrumbs and capers and come together so quickly on busy days!
Salmon. Chock full of protein, healthy omega-3s and the hard-to-find-naturally vitamin D. Yes, salmon is a pretty great food. It’s one that I eat and I want my kids to eat. Luckily for me, they like it.
Unluckily for me, it is pretty expensive to buy wild caught consistently.
I’ve had good luck buying pre-made wild caught salmon bites, and those are great for heat-and-eat snacks and dinners on busy days. But the kind my kids love (see here) is hard to find outside of one local store. And others that are available have salmon way down on the list of ingredients — behind pollock and cod. Not worth the money.
So what’s a mom to do? Make your own!
The best part of these bites is it uses wild caught salmon from a can.
No, I take that back. The best part is that everyone in the family will fight over who gets the biggest serving.
It only takes 6 minutes — tops — to cook!
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 (6 oz) can wild salmon
- 1 egg
- juice of ½ lemon
- 1 Tbsp capers, roughly chopped
- 1 Tbsp chives, finely chopped
- 1 tsp yellow mustard
- ½ c Panko breadcrumbs
- ½ cup Italian style breadcrumbs
- 2 Tbsp olive or coconut oil (for pan fry)
- Mix everything together (minus the oil).
- Form into 10-12 bite sized patties.
- Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat.
- Add salmon bites to pan.
- Cook 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip and cook 2-3 minutes on the other.
The patties are delicious on their own but I highly recommend making a dipping sauce. I mixed up a simple dip of 2 Tbsp sour cream and the juice from 1/2 a lemon and a sprinkle of salt. I garnished with chives.
You could use plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream if you’d like. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite way to eat salmon?