Monday, January 25, 2010


Piggies!, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.
I believe this is my favorite bento set! Pig bento items are always so cute!  Todays bento is pig-a-riffic!  I made salmon patties, cole slaw, carrot, roasted red potatoes and of course fresh fruit.
Salmon Patties

•1 can (16 ounces) salmon
•1 small onion, finely grated
•2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
•ground black pepper, to taste
•2 large eggs, well beaten
•1 to 1 1/2 cups fine dry bread crumbs
•3 tablespoons butter

Turn salmon and liquid into a medium mixing bowl. Flake with a fork, removing OR mashing any bones (they are edible). Mix in grated onion, parsley and pepper. Mix beaten eggs with salmon. Add enough bread crumbs, about 1/2 to 3/4 cup, to make thick enough to shape into 12 small patties. Roll patties in 1/2 cup bread crumbs. In a large heavy skillet over low heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter; add patties. Fry patties slowly on one side; add remaining butter, turn patties and fry until brown on the other side. (I used panko to coat the patties this time and also added a teaspoon of dill)

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