Crabbcake's Salmon Pancakes
1 can of salmon (the 15oz can)
1 small/medium carrot
1 smallish stalk celery
1 tsp good quality onion powder (this can be replaced with finely chopped scallions or fresh chives as available)
4 eggs if small-to-medium, 3 eggs if large-x large
1/4 cup coconut flour
saute fat of your choice, and a non-stick (or favorite) frying pan
1. drain salmon - don't press all the juice out, just tip over and catch salmon. save juice - it can go into a fish soup or canned chowder later. put salmon into a mixing bowl.
2. grate carrot finely. I just put the bottom of my box grater into the mixing bowl and grate directly onto salmon.
3. same with the celery stalk.
4. sprinkle with the onion powder (or add scallions/chives).
5. add the eggs. Then mash all together - you are trying to break apart the salmon flakes, incorporate the eggs, and make sure there are no globs of grated carrot hiding in there anywhere. If you have large salmon chunks in your pancake mass, the pancake will break apart in the frying pan at that spot where the chunks are.
6. sprinkle with the coconut flour, and remash. You should notice that the coconut flour has a pretty aggressive binding tendency - that is okay.
7. preheat your pan - I use a 6 heat setting on a dial that goes to 10, and a thermal-bottomed pan. Add your fry fat, and be somewhat generous - the pancakes take up fat.
8. using a tablespoon from the silverware set, scoop up a ball of salmon mash and set it into the frying pan. You will need to use the spoon to press the mass into a thin, rounded shape. This should be easy, as this mass does not stick anywhere.
9. fry - the idea is to brown the pancake on the first side, then turn only once and brown on the other side. In practice, you can turn the pancakes multiple times, if you desire, but the most important point is to let the pancake cook on the first side until well-solidified on that side so it doesn't break when flipped
then you add a little more fat to the pan for each batch of pancakes fried, and eat.
Hope you enjoy, and if you have any questions, I'll get back to you as fast as I can.
Edit: P.S. I get three pancakes into my frying pan at one time - you don't have to fry them individually. You probably already know this, but just in case you are a total kitchen newbie, I mention it.