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Salmon Patties Recipe

Believe it or not, this is one of the few ways I can get my kids to eat fish - it is so tasty, and a favorite of my family since I was a little girl.

Ingredients:

vegetable oil (or similar light oil), enough to cover bottom of large skillet
2 6-oz cans of skinless, boneless pink salmon (or one regular size, with skin/bone removed)
10 saltine crackers, crushed
2-3 large eggs
kosher salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Preheat large skillet over mid to high heat. Drain the salmon and add to large bowl. Crush the crackers into the bowl. Add salt/pepper and 2 of the eggs. Mix together with a spoon. The mixture should be quite moist, but allow you to form patties. If it is still dry, add the additional egg. If the mixture is too moist to make patties, then add a couple more crackers at a time, until you reach the right consistency.

Form into patties of uniform thickness. Add oil to the skillet and then place the patties into the oil. Cook on both sides until a nice, golden brown crust forms on both sides. Remove from the skillet and drain on a couple of paper towels.

My two cents: You can serve this with most anything - typically we serve it with fried potatoes or french fries, but you can also serve it with macaroni and cheese or a nice rice dish. I’ve seen some people use a cocktail sauce for dipping, and even tartar sauce. It also makes a nice sandwich!


The Cotillion Ball - Boop Boop Da Boop

Everyone remembers the Charleston.  A well-loved dance that originated in the early 1920s in Speakeasies during Prohibition, its energized, dynamic and vivacious moves perfectly personify the zeal of these following ladies of the ball.

Rightwingsparkle asks us a question of war, comparing the fanatical Islamic belief to that of a hornet’s nest.  She states it simply:  "This fanatical Islamic belief isn’t going away, it stung several times and will again if given the chance."

Over at sisu, Sissy is so glad sad-sack, glass-half-empty Kerry isn’t the Leader of the Free World. What does it say about his contempt for the American people when he embraces the "smoking gun" of Downing Street Memogate as "stunning, unbelievably simple and understandable"? Doh?  Amazing dance moves you have there, Kerry.

Kate from Small Dead Animals crosses the dance floor with her own take on potential chaos at next month’s G8 summit stirred by the absence of black musicians at the events staged to benefit Africans.  Kate gave us her own suggestion on how to handle the situation.

What is the difference between our Word and theirs?  Jody at Steal the Bandwagon steps us through the comparison, reminding us it is just another reason to pity the Muslims and their sad religion. Apparently they, too, have respect for their holy book, but it is seemingly nothing more than just words and sentences, grammar and syntax.  For them, no life is as sacred as the flimsy pages of a book.

TFS Magnum’s Zendo Deb brings us the story of a victim of an armed robbery - with a permit to carry a concealed weapon - who shot one of his assailants in self-defense.  Instead of a justified, self-defense shooting, a horrible instance of a child shot will be the song-and-dance of the Brady Campaign.  Whether this shooting is a tragedy, or prevented a tragedy depends on your point-of-view. 

One of our dear hostesses of the Cotillion Ball this week, our own princess, The American Princess, brings us harrowing tales of Oxfam and liberal Hollywooders who tried to fight poverty in China and all they got was a lousy bracelet

On a biblical note, The Anchoress is making like David come up against the Goliath of entrenched whack-a-doo feminism and slinging stones at a new bible translation that is "corrected" to portray Jesus as a woman

Dahling Fausta of The Bad Hair Blog foots it through a number of reviews in the New York Times and concludes that as far as the Times is concerned, some forms of class mobility are more equal than others.

Our dear Denita at Who Tends the Fires speaks of recent life events, dancing through such topics as shopping, a party with friends (and an observation in their not-so-differences), dangerous storms, the Swan Man, a surprise party and - we can’t forget - her birthday! 

We’re all quite envious of Beth at Yeah, Right, Whatever who is vacationing and exploring the hot spots of St. Louis.  She speaks of animals at the zoo and even those who break out of the zoo. Send us a postcard, dear, and many happy returns!   

As for me, I must thank our gracious web mistresses Beth, Janette and Jody for their support and enthusiasm.  They are truly Belles of the Ball!

I must now direct your attention to my lovely and talented co-hostesses our Dear Housewife, the darling Princess and all of their fine constituents.

…and now I must bid you a fond Adieu until we meet again!


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