Saturday, May 31, 2014

Salmon Patties - IC Friendly

Believe me, a fish patty sounds nasty to me, too - and I grew up eating them. I never minded the taste, but those round bones from the canned salmon made me want to barf! I haven't eaten Salmon Patties since childhood, but sometimes crave that fried fish flavor. So when I came across a preservative and bone free version of canned Salmon at Costco I was beyond excited. With my limited food options, this type of thing thrills me! I researched a few recipes online for how to season and cook them, but ultimately just dove into it myself creating a blend of flavors and yummy ingredients I could enjoy. I even made mine gluten free! I was overjoyed with how they turned out and have made them numerous times now. Below is the only photo I took because I ate all but this guy before I remembered to take a photo. Oops! Oh well - Bon appetite! :)

Salmon Patties - IC Friendly

2 cans Salmon (preservative free)
1 large egg
2 tablespoons flour - I used gluten free
1/2 teaspoon salt (I used 1 whole teaspoon since I love salt)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (or more to taste if can tolerate) 
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley 
1 teaspoon fresh diced chives
1/2 teaspoon diced onion (if can tolerate)
pepper to taste (if can tolerate)
2 tablespoons olive oil for frying 

Flake salmon in medium bowl with fork. Mix in all ingredients until combined. Shape patties into whatever size you prefer. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry patties about 5 minutes per side. Since the fish is already cooked, you can fry until any doneness you prefer. I like mine a little crispier on the outside and fried them a couple minutes longer. Enjoy! :)

* Sometimes I like to add in diced bell pepper, corn, or chopped kale (which is what I added in the photo above).

X, A!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My Interstitial Cystitis Story - The IC Girl's Guide To Living

My second video is live! It's my personal IC journey. I have jumped in with 2 feet to this YouTube thing so bear with me as I fine tune and create videos to share, encourage, relate, and connect with my IC family. So take a watch and hang in there. We are in this together! Xx, A!