Five croquettes on a small white plate placed on a blue jean colored fabric
Recipe courtesy of The White House Kitchen Garden and The Obama Family

Mama Kaye's Salmon Breakfast Croquettes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: about 15 croquettes



  1. Mix the salmon, eggs, mashed potatoes, onion and garlic in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the flour to hold the mixture together.
  2. Form the mixture into golf-ball-size balls. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  3. Heat about 1 inch of peanut oil in a large straight-sided skillet until a deep-fry thermometer registers 325 degrees. Fry the croquettes, in batches, until crisp and golden on one side, 3 to 4 minutes, adjusting the heat as necessary. Turn and cook until golden on the other side, 1 to 2 more minutes. Drain on paper towels.