I’m always looking for ways to re-purpose leftovers, and these salmon patties are one of my new favorites. I used leftover salmon and leftover mashed potatoes to make some delicious burgers of salmon goodness. With both horseradish and hot sauce, you might expect these patties to be really spicy, but they really blend nicely with the other ingredients. If you’re looking for kick, mix a little wasabi with mayonnaise to spread on your bun, it helps bring out the spiciness.
If you don’t have any mashed potatoes leftover, just whip some up! You can skip the sage in these mashed potatoes and just use melted butter instead of browning it. You can also just whip up a little bit of instant mashed potatoes, which is how I usually do it.
If 6 or 8 patties is too many for one meal, you can re-purpose them yet again for lunch the next day! Just place a patty or two over a bed of baby spinach and top with a spicy, fruity dressing. Eric took his in to work and when I picked him up the ladies in his office said they were quite envious. So here you go ladies!
For this week’s kitchen equipment tip (and Foodbuzz daily special), I love pepper mills to get that fresh ground pepper taste. But they can be SO expensive, and when I have 4 different kinds of peppercorn I like to use, I need some affordable pepper mills. I got a couple at Goodwill, but my favorite is the pump and grind pepper mill. It’s small enough to fit on the top lip of my stove and just uses the press of a thumb to grind the pepper rather than having to twist it. It also doesn’t require batteries like the electric push button ones.
If you’re looking for more ways to use up leftover salmon, try this amazing salmon cream cheese dip. It’s our favorite party appetizer.
Leftover Salmon Patties
Gluten Free: make sure to use gluten free bread crumbs