Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fall weather makes me want to cook!

This weather is wonderful and it makes me want to cook and cook and cook some more! I'm really looking forward to tonight's meal. It brings back a host of memories from my childhood when my mother prepared this same menu for our family. Since this is a family favorite, you can be sure Mr. B & The Hoss won't be late for dinner. Even though I will make homemade gravy, the biscuits are courtesy of Mary B's. The facts will follow.

Thursday Meal
Salmon Patties & Gravy
English Peas

Salmon Patties

1 - 15 1/2 oz. can of Alaskan salmon (remove visible bones)
1/4 cup flour
2 eggs
salt & pepper

Pour salmon in a mixing bowl (do not drain), add eggs and stir well. Add flour, salt & pepper and stir until just blended. Heat oil in a skillet to medium high, take salmon mixture by tablespoons full and fry till golden brown. Gently press into patty shape as they cook with your fork or spatula. Remove and drain on paper towels.


1/4 cup cooking oil (heat on medium)
3-4 tbsp. flour
salt & pepper
2 cups milk
1/2 cup water

Heat oil and stir in flour, salt & pepper to form a roux. Raise temperature to medium high and cook until just brown. Combine milk & water. Slowly add to roux. Lower heat to medium and stir or whisk until smooth. Let thicken and pour into a serving bowl. Serve over the rice and biscuits.

Food Facts: We opted not to make the gravy tonight....but the meal was wonderful without it. Try the salmon patties, gravy and biscuits for breakfast one morning!

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