In search of thrifty recipes

June 17, 2009

The Herald-Mail would like to publish penny-pinching, tasty recipes by thrifty cooks in the Tri-State area on the Food page every week.

Contact staff writer Julie Greene at 301-733-5131 or 800-626-6397, ext. 2320, or . Include a daytime phone number.

Also include how many servings the recipe makes. We'll check supermarket prices and determine the cost per serving.

Salmon patties

Cost per serving is $1.47 for 4 servings and 98 cents for 6 servings. Prices are from Weis Markets at the intersection of Dual Highway and Eastern Boulevard. Cost does not include salt and pepper.

14.75-ounce can pink salmon
1 cup uncooked quick oats
3 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 to 3 tablespoons butter or margarine

Remove the skin and bones from the salmon. In a bowl, mix the salmon, oats, eggs, salt and pepper. Shape salmon mixture into 8 to 10 patties.

In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.


Brown the patties for 5 minutes on each side, until brown. Set a lid loosely over the pan to help the cooking process while allowing steam to escape.

Serves 4 to 6.

Courtesy of Marguerite Kinney of Hagerstown

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