The room is dark, except for the flickering glow of the television broadcasting the 6:00 news from CHCH TV in Hamilton.
Outside is a blustering winter night, snow blowing in the wind, people braving the elements to come home to their families and hunker down for the night.
A little girl is fast asleep in the cushioned orange swivel chair (remember, this was the 1970s) in her father's den.
From the floor below, savoury cooking smells start to waft upstairs, and then her mother's melodic voice calls up for the kids to come to dinner.
Heavy-eyed, the little girl pulls herself from sleep, turns off the television, and makes her way downstairs for dinner - mmm salmon patties.
This is a true memory, and as vivid today as the day - some 35 years ago - that I lived it. And the salmon patties were so delicious. Hot and crisp, dipped into HP sauce. This is a lovely meal, with a side Caesar salad and some Duchess potatoes. One that I plan on making the next time Sara is out (she is allergic to fish, so it is not something we indulge in when she is home).
From my family to yours, I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I do.
Until next time, I wish you a wonderful day filled with family, fun, friends and fantastic food. B'Tayavon & Buon Appetito!
Carol's Salmon Patties
- 1 can salmon
- ½C bread crumbs
- 2 eggs
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 tsp worchestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients, form into patties, fry in skillet until golden brown. Serve hot with HP sauce or the white sauce Mom has written on the same page as this recipe.
Carol's White Sauce
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- pinch of salt
- 1C milk
Combine ingredients in the order they are listed, heat in saucepan, whisk the whole time. Serve hot on salmon patties.